The Internet started in the 1960s. Computers in the ’60s were large and not able to move.To use of information from one computer, people had to go to the computers site or have magnetic computer tapes sent through the post office. January 1, 1983 is considered the official start of the Internet. Before this, computer networks did not have a normal way to talk with each other.
This image is a scale model of the Universal Automatic Computer, which was delivered to the Census Bureau in 1951. It weighed about 16,000 pounds and used about 5,000 vacuum tubes.It was the first American commercial computer. By 1999 the internet popular and mainstream.