Why Hyperlinks Are Blue (and Other Quirky Web Origin Stories)

Why Hyperlinks Are Blue (and Other Quirky Web Origin Stories)

In April of 1969, work began on what would one day be the internet. Back then, it was known as ARPAnet, and it existed for the scientists of the US Government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. They planned to share scientific papers, commentary, and ideas, across an internet that looked like this: A map of the ENTIRE internet circa 1977. Yep, that’s the whole thing. Fast forward to now, and the internet is everywhere and everything. It’s hard to imagine life without it, even if you actually remember life without it. It’s easy to feel that the web we know […]

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