I found this topic particularly horrible because I am not in favour of the history of the internet. This lead to difficulty finding something interesting to talk about. But I will give it a shot.
Of the few sectors I enjoyed learning, the evolution of the internet and its components sounded inviting.
We start in 1969 with the Arpanet- a complex system of boxes and lines which resemble that of a murder investigation board.
Going further down the timeline, I notice that software becomes simpler, although the ‘behind the scenes’ would probably still need the genius minds of scientists and technology whizzes.
I am fascinated with people’s needs to simplify what they already have. The Apple IPhone was introduced in 2007. It has to be better every time. Bigger, slimmer, faster….everything to ease the stress out of what already seems like a technology easy life.
I believe the evolution of the internet has made us impatient. The average person will wait a maximum of four seconds for a webpage to load before scowling and complaining about the slow pace of their browser.
Whatever you may love (or loathe) about the internet there will never be a time when the internet stands still. The internet is always evolving and will continue to make history.