March 16, 1990
Internet Extends Beyond U.S. to Europe
The National Science Foundation announces it will extend its network with a high-speed data link to Europe. Five years earlier, the Internet in its modern form had started to develop rapidly thanks to the formation of the NSFNET, which linked five supercomputer centers in the United States. Later in 1990, Europe contributed to the growth of the Internet when CERN's Tim Berners-Lee developed HTML, the language used for the World Wide Web.
Has any technological development done more to change the world in the same period of time? Why do some folks seem to have forgotten how the Internet got started? There were lots of venture capital funds around in 1990. How many were ponying up to fund a transatlantic link between NSFNET and Europe?