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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 2000 - 2005   |   Theme: All Themes


Third generation Amazon Kindle, showing text from the eBook version of the novel Moby Dick
3,200,000 Books Are In Print in the U.S.
2000The Size of the Internet in 2000 2000
Peter Lyman
In the Year 2000, "How Much Information?"
2000Over 5,000,000 Items in the National Digital Library Program 2000MINERVA to Preserve Open-Access Web Resources 2000
Andrew Hoyem in front of a printing press.
The Last Integrated Typefoundry, Letterpress Printer & Bindery
The front cover of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig.
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
Jean-Pierre Dupuy
On the Value of the History of Science in Scientific Research
Hairong Li
The "Journal of Interactive Advertising" Begins
A photopolymer printing plate for flexography
Prepress Becomes Digital
2000 – 2007Conceiving and Building a Machine-Readable Database to Present Information "Filtered, Selected and Presented According to the Needs of the Individual User" 2000Stephen King's "Experiment in Alternate Forms of Distribution" 2000A Model of Cortical Processing as an Electronic Circuit of 16 "Neurons" that Could Select and Amplify Input Signals Much Like the Cortex of the Mammalian Brain 2000Conflict and Mediation Event Observations (CAMEO) January 2000
The Pandora logo
Pandora Radio is Founded, Based on the "Music Genome Project"
February 7, 2000
A diagram of a Denial-of-Service Attack.
The First Documented Denial-of-Service Attacks
March 9, 2000 – September 2003
The Bomis.com logo
Predecessor of the Wikipedia: "One of the Greatest Defunct Websites in History"
March 10, 2000
The Netscape logo
Climax of the Dot-Com Bubble
March 14, 2000
An old interface of the Oxford Dictionary Online where users could subscribe to the online dictionary
OED Online
March 14, 2000 – 2010The First Mass-Market E-Book + A Video Interview June 5, 2000 – March 2009eBook Distributor is Acquired by Barnes & Noble June 26, 2000
The Celera logo
The Most Extensive Computation Undertaken in Biology to Date
June 29, 2000
A technician monitors IBM's ASCI White Supercomputer in 2000
The ASCI White Supercomputer Becomes Operational
August 2000IBM Forms a Life Sciences Division September 2000There are 20,000,000 Websites on the Internet. October 23, 2000
Google AdWords logo
Google Launches AdWords
December 14 – December 21, 2000"Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction"? December 21, 2000National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program December 28, 2000Safeguarding Internet Security in China 2001
Lawrence Lessig
The Future of Ideas: The Fate of Commons in a Connected World
Edwin Black
IBM and the Holocaust
Steven Spielberg
The Film: "A. I. Artificial Intelligence"
The KH-4B Corona Reconaissance Satellite
Origins of Google Earth
High Density Rosetta Archival Preservation Technology
2001 – June 7, 2013Mail Isolation Control and Tracking (MICT) 2001Foundation of the Oxford Internet Institute January 2001The Digital Preservation Coalition January 2001A Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System January 15, 2001
The Wikipedia logo
The Wikipedia Begins
February 15 – February 16, 2001
Sequencing machine screen shot
Publication of the Human Genome Sequence
February 21, 2001
Deja.com logo after 1999
Google Acquires Deja.com
March 5, 2001
The Napster logo
An Injunction Against Napter to Prevent Trading of Copyrighted Music
April 2001
Nicholson Baker
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
May 3, 2001
The logo for the Women's National Book Association 
Somewhat Accelerated Prediction of the Future of eBooks
July 2, 2001
Bram Cohen
The BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Protocol
July 11, 2001
Hironobu Sakaguchi
The First Attempt to Make a Photorealistic Computer Animated 3D Feature Film
August 2001
Michael K. Bergman
Beneath the Surface of the Ocean of Data: "The Deep Web"
September 25, 2001
The Sirius XM radio logo
Satellite Radio Broadcasting Begins
October 1, 2001
The DoCoMo logo
The First 3G Cellular Network
October 23, 2001
The original Apple iPod
Apple Launches the iPod
October 24, 2001"The Wayback Machine" Becomes Operational November 2001
The Council on Library and Information Resources logo
The Problems of Maintaining Physical versus Digital Artifacts in Libraries
November 15, 2001
The original Xbox
Microsoft's Xbox is Launched
November 20, 2001
An image associated with U.S. Patent 6,319,530 depicting what could be printed onto a birthday cake using an inject printer and edible ink.
Printing on Cakes Made Possible
December 2001
The Rhapsody logo
Rhapsody is Launched
Charles Babbage
Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2 and its Printer are Finally Constructed
2002The Size of the Internet in 2002 2002
Jeremy Norman
"Origins of Cyberspace"
2002Over 500,000 Egyptian Papyri Survive 2002
HASTAC is Founded
Steven Spielberg
"Minority Report": The Movie
Paul Marino
Machinima is Founded
Author Hao Qun, known by the pen name Murong Xuecun
Working Around Chinese Censorship of Literary Works
2002Origin of the Google Books Project 2002One Way to Determine the Beginning of the Digital Age January 2002 – 2003The Information Awareness Office May 2002Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities September 2002Google News, a Free News Aggregator, Begins October 16, 2002
Bibliotheca Alexandrina exterior
A Modern Analogue to the Greatest Library of the Ancient World
November 2002
Blaise Aguera y Arcas
Computational Analytical Bibliography Makes Typographical Discovery
December 2002
Creative Commons logo
Creative Commons
December 1, 2002
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics logo
ECHO (European Cultural Heritage Online) is Founded
The University of California Berkeley logo
How Much Information?
Linden Lab logo
"Second Life" is Launched
IRS logo
Customer Account Data Engine
The codex form of a Japanese cell phone novel.
The First Cell Phone Novel
2003859,000 New Book Titles Are Published Worldwide in 2003 2003The First Attempt to "Establish the Geneology of the Computer as an Expressive Medium" in a Single Volume January 2003Regulations.gov is Launched February 23, 2003
UKOLN logo
Collecting and Preserving the World Wide Web
March 2003Latent Dirichlet Allocation March 21 – March 25, 2003Probably the First Live Coverage of an Actual Battle on the Ground Seen on Television April 6 – April 12, 2003
The National Museum of Iraq
Looting of the National Museum of Iraq
April 7 – April 9, 2003
Lotfi Belkhir
The First Automatic Page-Turning Scanner: "Moving Knowledge from Books to Bytes"
April 14, 2003HIPAA: Privacy of Medical Records, Goes into Effect April 28, 2003
The iTunes interface
Apple Opens the iTunes Store
May 2003 – May 2009
Grand Text Auto logo
"Grand Text Auto" A Group Blog
July 2003
The IIPC logo
Netpreserve.org is Founded
August 2003
Brad Greenspan
MySpace is Founded
August 2003
Niklas Zenström
Skype is Founded
October 23, 2003
Gary Wolf
Amazon Introduces "Search Inside" 120,000 Books
November 2003 – 2007
Hiroshi Ishiguro
The Actroid: A Humanoid Robot and Android
November 1, 2003
Umberto Eco
"Vegetal and Mineral Memory: The Future of Books"
December 2003
Michael Hawley
The World's Largest Book --Spectacularly Beautiful
December 10 – December 12, 2003
World Summit on the Information Society logo
The World Summit on the Information Society
December 16, 2003
President George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States
The First U.S. Standards for Sending Commercial E-Mail
The OCLC logo
OCLC Serves More than 50,000 Libraries, Contains 56 Million Records
2004800,000,000 People are Using the Internet 2004
The Library of Congress, as seen from the outside
Approximately 530 miles of Bookshelves
20041,200,000 Unique Book Titles are Sold 20042,350,000 U.S. Students in Online Learning 2004
Robert (Bob) Stein
The Institute for the Future of the Book
2004OpenStreetMap Begins 2004 – 2014How Employment in Bookselling and Newspaper and Magazine Publishing in the U.S. Declined Since the "Great Recession" January 6, 2004GarageBand: a Streamlined Digital Audio Workstation February 2004
The Flickr logo
Flickr, the Photo & Video Sharing Social Networking Site, is Launched
February 4, 2004
Mark Zuckerberg
March 2004The National Digital Newspaper Program May 2004There are 50,000,000 Websites on the Internet May 1, 2004
John Shaw Billings
The Index-Catalogue Goes Online
May 12, 2004
An artist's rendition of the Library of Alexandria
The Site of the Original Library of Alexandria is Located
July 6, 2004
An issue of the Journal of Cell Biology
Image Manipulation in Scientific Publications
September 22, 2004
Bram Cohen
BitTorrent is Commercialized
October 2004
The Frankfurt Bookfair logo
The Google Print Project is Announced
October 2004
Chris Anderson
"The Long Tail"
October 2004 – 2005Google Maps Begins October 5 – October 7, 2004
The Web 2.0 Conference logo
The First Web 2.0 Conference Occurs
October 14, 2004
A microscopic picture of a cluster of neurons in the brain
Cortical Rewiring and Information Storage
November 2004
The Pew Internet and American Life Project logo
8,000,000 U.S. Blogs
2005Use of Internet in China in 2005 2005
The National Science Foundation logo
Attempting to Use an Ink-Jet Printer to Print Living Tissue. . . .
The Mitsubishi DIAMONDSTAR 90 press
In 2005, The World's Fastest Newspaper Offset Press
The Parker Library on the Web homepage
Digitizing the Matthew Parker Library Begins
The original Kosmix.com search engine homepage
The cover art for From Gutenberg to the Internet: A Sourcebook on the History of Information Technology by Jeremy Norman
"From Gutenberg to the Internet"
An image of earth using the Google Earth program
Google Earth is Launched
Richard Louv
"Last Child in the Woods" : Exploration of Nature Versus Exposure to Media in Childhood
The FBI seal
NarusInsight Supercomputer Network Monitoring Software
2005Reflections on the Transition from Hot Metal to Digital Typesetting Circa 2005The "Selfie" Social Media Phenomenon February 2005
The YouTube logo
"Broadcast Yourself" : YouTube is Founded
March 17, 2005
The European Library logo
The European Library is Launched
March 31, 2005
The PS1
Sony's Playstation and PS1 Are the First Game Console to Sell 100 Million Units
April 14, 2005
Xiao Qiang
Development and State Control of the Chinese Internet
April 23, 2005
A screen shot from the first video uploaded to YouTube
The First Video is Uploaded to YouTube
May 9, 2005 – February 7, 2011
The Huffington Post homepage
AOL Buys The Huffington Post
May 19, 2005 – April 16, 2006"Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!," the First Commercial NeuroGame June 2005Reddit is Founded June 6, 2005
The UNESCO logo
Proposal for a World Digital Library
July 7, 2005
The Buncefield Fuel Depot fire, taken 10 minutes after the explosion
The BBC May be the First Mainsteam Industrial Medium to Adopt User-Generated Content
July 14, 2005
Beth Noveck
"Peer to Patent"
August 4 – August 8, 2005
The Wikimedia logo
Wikimania!: The First International Wikimedia Conference Takes Place
August 12, 2005
Gary Urton with some khipu
The First Intelligible Word from an Extinct South American Civilization?
August 25, 2005 – January 11, 2006
A screenshot of the Million Dollar Homepage
The Million Dollar Homepage
August 29, 2005
The LibraryThing homepage
LibraryThing is Founded
September 6, 2005A University Library Intended to Contain Very Few Physical Books September 8, 2005
The Lockheed Martin logo
Electronic Records Archives System
September 15 – September 16, 2005Second International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects September 30, 2005
Olaf Sporns
Connectomes: Elements of Connections Forming the Human Brain
October 2005Google Print Morphs in Two October 5, 2005
J.K. Rowling
300,000,000 Printed Copies of Harry Potter
October 5, 2005
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology logo
The Genetic Code of Avian Flu Virus H5N1 is Deciphered
October 8, 2005
Google CEO Eric Schmidt
It Could Take 300 Years to Index All the World's Information
October 19, 2005
The Electronic Frontier Foundation logo
Decoding Printer Tracking Dots
October 25, 2005
The Open Content Alliance logo
The Open Content Alliance is Founded
November 2, 2005
Wolfgang von Kempelen
The Amazon Mechanical Turk
November 9, 2005
Mitchell Kapor
Massively Distributed Collaboration
November 11, 2005
The World Digital Library homepage
A Plan to Create a World Digital Library
December 2005
The Google Books logo
Google Books
December 2005
The exterior of the British Library
Maybe the World's Largest Physical Library
December 2005
The Heritage Preservation logo
The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America's Collections
December 14, 2005
A cover of the journal Nature
The Wikipedia is Rated Nearly as Accurate as Encyclopedia Brittanica
December 14, 2005
The Pixar logo
Pixar at MOMA