History of the Internet
- Book Excerpt: The Intelligent Wireless Web
- Authors Alesso and Smith discuss the application of artificial intelligence to the
Web of today and tomorrow. From Addison Wesley.
- All About the Internet: History of the Internet
- A collection of articles from the Internet Society (ISOC), including technical and mainstream histories, timelines, and more.
- As We May Think
- Vannevar Bush's classic article, considered by many to be the conceptual seed for the current hypertext phenomenon called the Web. Originally published in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, this is a Webbified version by Denys Duchier, University of Ottawa.
- The History
of the Internet
- A timeline of the development of the Internet ('57 - '97) written by Dave Kristula.
In 1979, the ARPANET backbone was a whopping 50Kbps!
- History of Internet and
WWW: The Roads and Crossroads of Internet History (*)
- A comprehensive overview of the philosophy and history of the Internet.
Many related links and a section on pertinent statistics. From Internet Valley.
Internet Timeline (*)
- An up-to-date timeline of the Net from 1957 (Sputnik and ARPA) to the
present, with links to milestones along the way. Includes graphs and statistics
on growth. By Robert H'obbes' Zakon.
- Internet Pioneers
- Profiles ten individuals whose work has contributed significantly to the development
of the Internet.
- Nerds 2.01
- A brief history of the Internet with timeline and "cast of characters" from the
PBS series Life on the Internet.
- A personal, almost informal history of the Internet and BITNET. The site
contains an archive of old documents and newer editorials, as well as related
links. Discover Internet history in a new and interesting way.
- Netizens - On
the History and Impact of the Net
- An on-line "netbook" that presents the history and impact of
various aspects of the Net on human communication. Covers the present, the
effect the Net has on people's lives, the past, and the future of the Net.
Michael Hauben's and Ronda Hauben. HTML. 1995.
- A Brief History of Hackerdom
- A history with a different angle, including
the relationships between Hacker culture and the development of the Internet and Web.
- A Tour of the Worm
- The story of the Internet Worm of 1988 and how it effectively shut down the Internet.
- History of USENET
- FAQs and
histories of USENET, including "The Great Renaming".
- Pioneers of the Net
- Bios of some of the individuals that helped create and shape the early Internet.
- A History of MUDs (multi-user roleplaying games) on the Net. Includes links to research papers, transcripts and log files.
- Terms Timeline
- Keith Lynch has archived decades of USENET postings and email, and provides this timeline from June 1975 to February 1998 showing when terms, concepts, stories, and people were first mentioned. Also of note is his Spam Timeline.
Comments are welcome
Revised: August 17, 2000