A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet

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A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet

A Brief History of the Future The Origins of the Internet The only book that tells the whole story of the internet from its origins in the s to the advent of the worldwide web at the dawn of the st century

  • Title: A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet
  • Author: John Naughton
  • ISBN: 9780753810934
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • The only book that tells the whole story of the internet from its origins in the 1940s to the advent of the worldwide web at the dawn of the 21st century

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    1. Sue on said:

      My husband has been after me to read this book for several years so I finally bit the bullet and got it done. It was published in 2000 so it was interesting to read the history of the Internet and WWW up to that date and think of how it has evolved since then. I learned lots of things but also discovered that one can't be married to a software designer for over 30 years without picking up a lot of knowledge along the way. I knew of almost all the technical innovations and programming languages d [...]

    2. Rich Brown on said:

      Abandoned.I can appreciate that as late as 1999, RealAudio was still considered a marvel (the edition I read was from Overlook Press, Woodstock NY, 2000, p.12) and I absolutely understand the metaphor and appeal of the Bakelite radio era :: the early web.But.On page 50, a polarizingly famous novel of Robert Heinlein's is erroneously called "The Moon is a March Mistress."That's unforgiveable. A Google search of the 2014 internet turns up only a single (repeated) instance of that misnomer, in the [...]

    3. Kat Steiner on said:

      A really good read - clear and simply written, not too technical, with lots of fun narratives and characters. Could probably have been more clearly structured by being more chronological, or including more links between chapters 'at this point, X hadn't even thought about Y' or a timeline. Not too speculative, and with some humorous stories.

    4. Magda on said:

      [Licklider] had two overriding convictions. The first was that time-sharing was the key computing technology; the second was that the best way to make progress in research was to find the smartest computer scientists in the country and fund them to do whatever they wanted.

    5. Deborah J Miles on said:

      This was a set book in an Open University course I was taking at the time. My version was published in 2001. It is about the beginnings of the internet - how it all started and developed up to about 1999. It has a really useful glossary at the back which helped my understanding of the subject.It complimented my learning and I found it easy to read.

    6. Mark Jones on said:

      This is perhaps one of the most eye-opening books I've ever read, dramatically dispelling the layers of ignorance I've plastered over the technology I use daily The internet is far more than a medium of communication or a tool It is a set of ideals embodied in some kind of social medium, and something that comments profoundly on those involved in its creation This book reads in places like a story, a historical novel perhaps, and in others like a typical piece of non-fiction writing, but with mo [...]

    7. Steve on said:

      A brilliant telling of the history behind the coming of the internet. It was a pickup in a secondhand shop and I didn't realise it was so old (10 years). This meant that the later chapters were rather out of date. The whole social media thing hadn't happened. I am sure an updated version would be an even better read. Nevertheless, it does give prominence to some of the early players who often get forgotten by people who can't see past Tim B-L

    8. Josh on said:

      Many good points about the future, but this guy has some serious issues.

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