The Daguerreotype photography process was announced by the French Academy of Sciences on 9th January 1839. The process had been developed by Louis Daguerre, one of the fathers of photography.
Later that year, the French government declared that Daguerreotype process would be a gift “free to the world”.
The first user of the internet was Charley Kline, a student of the University of California, Los Angeles. He sent the first message which consisted of just five characters - "login". It was transmitted over the ARPANET, the network of the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the precursor of the Internet. The message was sent on 29th October 1969 from UCLA's SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the Stanford Research Institute's SDS 940 Host computer.Technically, at that time, ARPANET wasn't the Internet, as we know it, because it wasn't running the TCP/IP protocol! [more...]