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

Yuri Takhteyev yuri at cs.stanford.edu
Mon Jul 20 07:36:28 PDT 2009

I would recommend this book:

Abbate, J. (2000) Inventing the Internet, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

For a broader history of commuting, I quite like this one:

Ceruzzi, P. (2003) A History of Modern Computing, 2nd edition,
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

 - yuri

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 I have the following sources, which a) seem outdated and b) not sufficiently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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