On 30 April 1986 Italy connected to the Internet for the first time. From the University Center for the electronic calculation of the Cnr of Pisa (Cnuce), a signal was launched that reached the station of Roaring Creek, Pennsylvania. The project was realized in synergy between Cnr-Cnuce, Italcable and Telespazio; the Satnet Atlantic satellite network was used for the connection. Perhaps the group of pioneers who opened the new frontier of communication to our country, did not imagine how what he had done would have changed history.
November 1991…The then Minister of Scientific and Technological Research, prof. Antonio Ruberti, accelerated the process of building a single national network (with TCP-IP protocol) through a ministerial loan of 5 billion lire, which served to build a national backbone of 2Mbit /sec to which every university office and research institutes was connected.
Few years later, in 1994, in the center of Milan … near the Castello Sforzesco, two young guys were trying to figure out how to better use the fantastic capabilities of a brand new Macromedia Shockwave program…the result was our first animated Home Page equipped with a rotating star and the name of our company in the center…Wow!…..we were on the wave of success …(by the way … Shockwave for Director of Macromedia, then acquired by Adobe, no longer works because of the incompatibility of the new browsers, but you can take a look around ….. some links still work … wow..wow )
one of our first customers Milano In got 10.905 hits in few weeks… but, unfortunately we were not in the States….no one took the courage to invest in our start up…