Dr T. Matthew Ciolek,
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,
Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Document created: 10 Feb 2010. Last updated: 2 Dec 2010
This document, intended as a reliable electronic reference tool,
provides a timeline for three types of developments and milestones:
(1) advances in long distance person-to-person communication;
(2) advances in storage, replication, cataloguing, finding, and retrieval of data;
(3) standardisation of concepts and tools for long distance interaction.
The advancements may have a:
T echnical (hardware),
C onceptual (software),
or an O rganisational aspect,
or represent an important M ilestone in the history of a given invention,
and are annotated as such in the timeline.
This document is only as good as the collated information itself. Please email any additional
data and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your
collaboration and input is warmly appreciated.
work in progress - tmc
- [M] The WWW continues to evolve. The number of servers world-wide declines to
206,741,990 in Jan 2010 (Netcraft 2010).
- [M] The Internet Archive (www.archive.org) keeps on file about 150 bln archived copies of the WWW pages from the mid 1996 onwards (Internet Archive 2010).
- [M] YouTube (www.youtube.com) has over 24 hours' worth of video clips uploaded to it every minute (Parfeni 2010).
- [M] The Internet Archive (www.archive.org) keeps on file the following online resources: Moving Images - 271,110 movies; Live Music Archive - 77,634 concerts; Audio - 534,715 recordings; Texts - 2,290,244 texts (Internet Archive 2010).
- [M] The WWW continues to evolve. The number of servers world-wide grows to
255,287,546 in Dec 2010 (Netcraft 2010).
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