Internet: History

internet history


  • Many versions/sources -- just try searching for "Internet History"
  • Major events and trends are still unfolding.
  • Historians interpret differently:
    • what is important or relevant
    • when/where something was imagined, patented, named, developed, or commercialized
    • who was responsible
  • This version of history reflects my own personal background and filters.
  • The Internet intersects many areas: computers, technology, communication, society, ...
  • The presentation will be mostly linear, but with some foreshadowing, retrospectives, flashforwards and flashbacks.
  • There may be too much detail for some of you on some topics, not enough for others? How much practical detail?