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Net Valley
Explores the history of the Internet. Includes information on significant companies and Silicon Valley history.
http://www.netvalley.com/

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.
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/web-prophet/

80s BBS
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.
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/80sBBS/

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.
http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html

A Short History of Internet Protocols at CERN
Ben Segal traces the history of the Internet at CERN.
http://ben.home.cern.ch/ben/TCPHIST.html

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.
http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/starthere/historyofthenet.html

Community Memory
Archive of postings to this discussion list dedicated to the history of The Internet.
http://memex.org/community-memory.html

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.
http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/history/ivh/frame_theorie.html

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.
http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml

Internet Society: Internet Histories
A list of links to resources.
http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/

Netizens Netbook
Anthology of the history of Usenet and the Internet, including descriptive as well as theoretical work.
http://www.columbia.edu/~hauben/netbook/

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.
http://www.paulgraham.com/bubble.html

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.
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2064538/Search-Engine-Birthdays

The Executive Computer; A Web of Networks, an Abundance of Services
An early New York Times article on the Internet.
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/28/business/the-executive-computer-a-web-of-networks-an-abundance-of-services.html

The Internet: Past, Present and Future: Internet and WWW History
Scholarly article by Jesper Vissing Laursen on the development of the Internet.
http://www.vissing.dk/inthist.html

The Morris Internet Worm
Charles Schmidt and Tom Darby explain the what, why, and how of the 1988 Internet worm.
http://www.snowplow.org/tom/worm/worm.html

The Story of the PING Program
Brief article about this network utility, written by its creator, Mike Muuss.
http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/ping.html

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.
http://www.w3j.com/

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.
http://www.zeltser.com/web-history/