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

Jay Hauben hauben at columbia.edu
Mon Jul 20 15:34:54 PDT 2009

Hi Sam,

There is an early but important book that demonstrates the essentially 
scientific and democratic origin of the Internet. It is "Netizens: On 
the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet" IEEE Computer 
Society Press, Los Alamitos Calif 1997 by Michael Hauben and Ronda 

It can be seen online at:


The strength of this history is the serious research the authors did 
to trace the early vision and its roots. See especially "Part II The 
Past: Where has it all Come From."

Hope that helps.

Take care.


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