Accounts of the origins and development of the Internet. Archived material from the Internet's past.
The cyberspace concept was described (and referred to as "telepresence") in the 108pp book "Man in the Telesphere". The complete text is now provided on-line.
Yahoo group dedicated to the preservation of the history of the online world in the days before the Web (pre-1990). Text files, old buffer dumps, BBS discussions, buffers, or anything related to this era is welcome.
An anecdotal history by Walt Howe of the people and communities that brought about the Internet and the Web. Includes a glossary of terms.
Ben Segal traces the history of the Internet at CERN.
Ross Shannon provides an overview of the Internet's origins, from ARPANET and email to the Web. Includes a breakdown of the components that make up the Internet.
Archive of postings to this discussion list dedicated to the history of The Internet.
This overview by Richard T. Griffiths covers the development of computers, ArpaNet, email, search engines and Basic Net Data.
An authoritative history, written by some of those who were most closely associated with its creation and development.
A list of links to resources.
Explores the history of the Internet. Includes information on significant companies and Silicon Valley history.
Anthology of the history of Usenet and the Internet, including descriptive as well as theoretical work.
Essay derived from an invited talk at ICFP 2004. Discusses the dot-com bubble and lasting lessons learned from it.
It's been a little more than ten years ago that the first web search engines were born. Chris Sherman charts the dates starting with WWW Wanderer in 1993.
An early New York Times article on the Internet.
Scholarly article by Jesper Vissing Laursen on the development of the Internet.
Charles Schmidt and Tom Darby explain the what, why, and how of the 1988 Internet worm.
Brief article about this network utility, written by its creator, Mike Muuss.
Published from the winter of 1996 thru the fall of 1997. All issues online, including the Fourth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings.
Lenny Zeltser describes some of the historical aspects of World-Wide Web development, as well as other forms of hypertext such as Xanadu.
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