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View Resource A Brief History of the Internet, Version 3.1

The most interesting thing about the latest version of The Internet Society's history of the Internet is the list of authors. The history of the Internet, is, in great measure, the history of the people who made it. This document is written by many of those people, including Vinton Cerf (TCP/IP), Leonard Kleinrock (packet switching theory), Robert Kahn (ARPANET), Jon Postel (RFCs and IP number...
View Resource State of the Internet 2000

Recently released, this report from the US Internet Council (USIC) and International Technology & Trade Associates, Inc. (ITTA) offers an "overview of recent Internet trends and examines how the Internet is affecting both business and social relationships around the world." This year's report pays special attention to the increasingly international nature of the Internet and the rapid emergence of...
View Resource Classic Books on the Internet #2: Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days That Built the Future of Business

This article reviews Robert H. Reid's history of the Internet, a history that approaches the development of this medium from the perspective of businesses and investors. The reviewer praises the book as a history, but critiques its acceptance of profit as the driving force behind the Internet and the shape it takes.
View Resource Internet Archive: Moving Images Archive

Since 1996, the Internet Archive has been crawling the web and caching various incarnations of thousands of websites for a variety of reasons, not the least among them the fact that this great archive offers a valuable perspective on the history of the Internet. While most people are content to look at old versions of various websites, the creative people at the Internet Archive have also created...
View Resource W3C: W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee to be Knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is being made a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. As part of the 2004 New Year's Honours list, the Queen wishes to recognize his "services to the global development of the Internet." The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) serves as "a forum for information,...
View Resource BBC: Birth of the Internet

In this article from the BBC Click Online, Robert Kahn, the Internet's co-inventor, "tells how it all began, when, as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at MIT, he took a leave of absence to brush up on his networking theory." The article gives a sense for the innovative work that went into creating the Internet and also discusses the lack of attention given to security issues early...
View Resource NSF and the Birth of the Internet

The birth of the Internet is the subject of this utterly engaging and well-thought out special report created by the National Science Foundation. After a brief introduction, visitors can browse through a multimedia site that includes video clips of early pioneers talking about their work on this endeavor, along with maps of Internet growth from the 1960s to the 1990s and documents such as the Lax...
View Resource Digital History

The Digital History website is a project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, designed to educate scholars and the public about the new and fast-growing academic discipline that is digital history. The home page features a semi-globe with links to the different sections atop the globe. The goal of the site is to provide access to presentations of scholars, interviews with scholars, relevant...
View Resource Internet Archive: Computers & Technology

This particular corner of the Internet Archive brings together a variety of videos about computing and technology, paying special attention to two television programs from the 1980s and 1990s: Computer Chronicles and Net Cafe. Computer Chronicles was hosted by Stewart Cheifet and it was produced from 1983 to 2002. Visitors can watch many of these episodes and might start by looking at a profile of...
View Resource Internet Archive: Computers & Technology

The Internet Archive has gathered up this excellent audio collection featuring interviews, discussions, and musings about computers, technology, and science. All told, there are over 700 audio files here, including the popular Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast and Textfiles BBS Audio. This last collection contains a varied set of audio files assembled by Jason Scott, curator of