Internet Index Created by Canadians

In the days before the Internet explosion of 1994/95, three Canadians, Bill Heelan, Alan Emtage and Peter Deutsch, all whom were at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, they created a network software called Archie in 1989. Archie was a software that archived File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites, and at the time had accumulated almost all the nodes on the Internet.

For More Information:

  • Archie search engine – Wikipedia
    Archie is a tool for indexing FTP archives, allowing people to find specific files. It is considered to be the first Internet search engine.
  • The Archie Search Engine – The World’s First Search!
    Over the years, we’ve loved our popular search engines — AOL, Yahoo in 1994, and Google in post-1998. However, while all of these search engines have existed for quite a while now, none of them have been the first to exist.
  • Archie of Alan Emtage
    The Internet’s first search engine—the Archie system, was created in 1989 by the student at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Alan Emtage.

Date:
      1989
Name(s):
      Bill Heelan,
     Alan Emtage,
     Peter Deutsch,
Occupation:
      Software Developers
Location:
      McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Software Name:
      Archie


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