[Air-L] what sources do you use for a "history of the Internet"?
latzko-toth.guillaume at uqam.ca
Mon Jul 20 08:02:08 PDT 2009
Here are my two favorite references about Internet history:
Abbate, J. (1999). Inventing the Internet. Cambridge (Mass.): The MIT
Salus, P. H. (1995). Casting the Net : from ARPANET to Internet and
Beyond. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.
The following is a shorter, interesting text reproduced in several
publications and languages; you will find some PDF versions of it
quite easily on the Web by searching its title:
King, J. L., Grinter, R. E., & Pickering, J. M. (1997). The
Rise and Fall of Netville: The Saga of a Cyberspace
Construction Boomtown in the Great Divide. In S. Kiesler (Ed.),
Culture of the Internet (pp. 3-33). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence
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
I have the following sources, which a) seem outdated and b) not
Leiner, B. et al. 1997. ""The Past and Future History of the
Communications of the ACM, February 1997.
Berners-Lee, Tim. 1998, "The World Wide Web: A Very Short Personal
History", Retrieved July 9, 2009, 2009 (
World Wide Web Consortium. 2007, "A Little History of the World
Retrieved February 19, 2007 ( http://www.w3.org/History.html).
Can anyone point me in the direction of either more recent or more
sources? I wrestle with using Wikipedia (as many have discussed on
in the past). I would prefer, at the very least, a pre-press paper
Any help much appreciated.
Sam Ladner, PhD
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