2014-10-19

History of Computers, Internet, World Wide Web (ITU videos)

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) traces its history to 1865 when the International Telegraph Union was founded. In 1947 the ITU, under an agreement with the newly created United Nations, became the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, is being held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 20 October - 7 November 2014. More information at expvc.com: ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014. Below are three videos produced by the ITU.



Lord Byron wasn't the only incredible writer in his family--his daughter Ava Lovelace actually wrote the algorithm that would become known as the world's first computer program. This is just one of many interesting facts that come to the forefront in this video about the first hundred years of computing. Below: ITU videos about the Internet and the World Wide Web.


 A video about the history of the Internet.


This short video provides the perfect introduction to the history of the World Wide Web and explains how it got to the stage it is at today.




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