[Air-L] what sources do you use for a "history of the Internet"?

Jennifer deWinter jdewinter at wpi.edu
Mon Jul 20 07:12:10 PDT 2009

While not necessarily scholarly, the Vanity Fair collection of oral
histories concerning the internet does provide some primary material that
you might find useful.



On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Sam Ladner <samladner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have run into this problem, yet again, and am still looking for a
> solution. I'm writing a (very brief) history of the Internet for an
> article.
> I have the following sources, which a) seem outdated and b) not
> sufficiently
> scholarly.
> Leiner, B. et al. 1997. ""The Past and Future History of the Internet."
> Communications of the ACM, February 1997.
> Berners-Lee, Tim. 1998, "The World Wide Web: A Very Short Personal
> History",  Retrieved July 9, 2009, 2009 (
> http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/ShortHistory.html).
> World Wide Web Consortium. 2007, "A Little History of the World Wide Web",
> Retrieved February 19, 2007 (http://www.w3.org/History.html).
> Can anyone point me in the direction of either more recent or more
> scholarly
> sources? I wrestle with using Wikipedia (as many have discussed on this
> list
> in the past). I would prefer, at the very least, a pre-press paper from a
> scholar.
> Any help much appreciated.
> s.
> --
> ~~~~~
> Sam Ladner, PhD
> Sociologist
> Toronto
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Jennifer deWinter, PhD
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
Co-Director, Professional Writing
Interactive Media & Game Development, Affiliated Faculty
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
jdewinter at wpi.edu

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