A potted history of the IT industry: 25 years of milestones

Epoch making events from the last two and a half decades


Narrowing down the network industry's top events from the past 25 years is a little like picking your all-time football moments, something will always get left out and the second-guessers will come out of the woodwork.

So what we have here is what for the moment I think are the Top 25 events that had the most influence on, or will have the most impact in the future of the industry. No you won't find mention of OSI in here, or the changing of CEOs at Microsoft or even the founding of Apple, just to name a few big events, but you will find TCP/IP, Windows, the iPhone and a host of other key happenings that have shaped the past 25 years.