Explores the history of the Internet. Includes information on significant companies and Silicon Valley history.
1971 Prediction of the Web/Telesphere
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.
A Brief History of the Internet
An anecdotal history by Walt Howe of the people and communities that brought about the Internet and the Web. Includes a glossary of terms.
A Short History of Internet Protocols at CERN
Ben Segal traces the history of the Internet at CERN.
Brief History of the Internet
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.
History of the Internet: Internet for Historians
This overview by Richard T. Griffiths covers the development of computers, ArpaNet, email, search engines and Basic Net Data.
Internet Society: A Brief History of the Internet
An authoritative history, written by some of those who were most closely associated with its creation and development.
Internet Society: Internet Histories
A list of links to resources.
Anthology of the history of Usenet and the Internet, including descriptive as well as theoretical work.
Paul Graham - What the Bubble Got Right
Essay derived from an invited talk at ICFP 2004. Discusses the dot-com bubble and lasting lessons learned from it.
SearchEngineWatch: Search Engine Birthdays
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.
The Executive Computer; A Web of Networks, an Abundance of Services
An early New York Times article on the Internet.
The Internet: Past, Present and Future: Internet and WWW History
Scholarly article by Jesper Vissing Laursen on the development of the Internet.
The Morris Internet Worm
Charles Schmidt and Tom Darby explain the what, why, and how of the 1988 Internet worm.
The Story of the PING Program
Brief article about this network utility, written by its creator, Mike Muuss.
World Wide Web Journal
Published from the winter of 1996 thru the fall of 1997. All issues online, including the Fourth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings.
World-Wide Web: Origins And Beyond
Lenny Zeltser describes some of the historical aspects of World-Wide Web development, as well as other forms of hypertext such as Xanadu.