Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Web (1998) is a three-hour documentary film written and hosted by Mark Stephens under the pseudonym Robert X. Cringely and produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting for PBS. A majority of the dot-coms had ceased trading, after having burnt via their venture capital and IPO capital, typically without ever making a profit However regardless of this, the Internet continues to develop, driven by commerce, ever better quantities of on-line data and knowledge and social networking.
A network of networks, today, the Web serves as a worldwide data communications system that links millions of private, public, academic and enterprise networks through an international telecommunications spine that consists of assorted electronic and optical networking applied sciences.
South Africa-born Elon Musk took to computing early, writing the code to a sport known as Blaster at the age of 12. In 1999, he launched , a web-based monetary-providers site that had an digital payment service that eventually merged with Confinity, which had a similar service known as PayPal.
Twelve years after Charley Kline’s first message on the Arpanet, as it was then identified, there were nonetheless only 213 computer systems on the community; however 14 years after that, sixteen million folks have been on-line, and e mail was beginning to change the world; the primary really usable internet browser wasn’t launched until 1993, however by 1995 we had Amazon, by 1998 Google, and by 2001, Wikipedia, at which level there were 513 million individuals online.