Online Timeline

Carlson, David
September 2005
Nieman Reports;Fall2005, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p45
This article presents a chronology of world history events from 1962 to 2004. In 1962, the U.S. Air Force contracts with Rand Corp. to study computer networking for defense purposes. Then in 1963, Ted Nelson, an author and futurist, coins the word hypertext. In 1967, Development of Arpanet, forerunner of the Internet, begins with the U.S. Defense Department funding. In 1969, CompuServe Information Service launches in Columbus, Ohio, as a computer time-sharing service. On December 14, 1970, the first mention of the concept behind teletext is made in a BBC internal memo.


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