‘Net Milestones

Here’s a collection of some things on the Internet, taken for granted, that have had an incredible impact on ‘net culture:

  • The Original new.gif: At least as recognizable as Yahoo’s version.
  • On the subject of Yahoo!, here’s the search engine’s first home.
  • The First Smiley 🙂: September 19th, 1982.
  • RFC 2555: RFCs are the standards responsible for the formation of the Internet. Don’t worry, this one isn’t too techy. It commemorated 30 years since RFC 1. (Yes, that’s 1969. And you thought the Internet was one of those new-fangled toys for geeks.)