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

Guillaume Latzko-Toth latzko-toth.guillaume at uqam.ca
Mon Jul 20 08:05:57 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
          Erlbaum Associates.


     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
     I have the following sources, which a) seem outdated and b) not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
     Wide Web",
     Retrieved February 19, 2007 ([2] 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
     this list
     in the past). I would prefer, at the very least, a pre-press paper
     from a
     Any help much appreciated.
     Sam Ladner, PhD
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