The Science Museum's "Making the Modern World" website tells us about the development of computer, from the big, mainframe computers in the 1970s to the small but powerful computers nowadays. Back in the times of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR tried to build supercomputers, to process information as fast as possible. These computers cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. In the 1980s, a group of students who had no idea of how a business worked, revolutionised the whole idea of computers. The text talks about Paul Baran and Donald Davies, who in the 1960s brought very important developments to the computer system.
It was not until the 1980s, thanks to Tim Berners-Lee, that the Internet started working as it is today. He created the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. And in 1993, there was already a web browser, Mosaic, which worked in both Macs (we luv mac!) and PCs. Only two years later, the Internet had 10 million users all around the world. This is however, small number compared to the billions that can use the internet nowadays.
I found this website very useful. It is meant to teach 16/17 year olds about the history of computers, and it does it quite effectively. It doesnt use "big words" which only computer geeks can understand, and gives us all the basic information it is meant to give. However, there is not enough information on computers from 1995 onwards, which I think is vey important to the development of actual computers.