Site* - Explores the history of the Internet. Includes
information on significant companies and Silicon Valley history.
- 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.
- 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.
- Community Memory - 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.
- History of the Web Beginning at CERN - Cheryl
Gribble gives a clear outline with bibliography and links to
Internet: Past, Present and Future: Internet and WWW History
- Scholarly article by Jesper Vissing Laursen on the development
of the Internet.
- 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.
- The Morris Internet Worm - Charles Schmidt and
Tom Darby explain the what, why, and how of the 1988 Internet
- NetHistory - Chris Condon's informal history of
BITNET and the Internet. Includes early net publications.
- Netizens Netbook - Anthology of the history of
Usenet and the Internet, including descriptive as well as theoretical
- The Role of Government in the Evolution of the Internet
- Robet E. Kahn's contribution to "Revolution in the U.S. Information
Structure", published in 1994 by the National Academy of Sciences.
- 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.
Story of the PING Program - Brief article about this network
utility, written by its creator, Mike Muuss.
- A Tour of the Worm - Donn Seeley tells the story
of the Internet Worm of 1988 and how it effectively shut down
the Internet. Proceedings of the Winter USENIX Technical Conference,
San Diego, California, January 1989.
World Wide Web History Project - A collaborative effort
to record and publish the history of the World Wide Web and
its roots in hypermedia and networking.
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.
- Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the
Web - Yahoo!'s picks of the top 100 moments from the first
10 years of the Internet. Inspired by 10x10 by Jonathan Harris.
- 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.
- From Wartime Tool to the Fish Cam - Scott Ruthfield
explores the beginnings of the Internet, development of IMPs
and packet-switching, ARPAnet, TCP/IP, and NSFNet, with references.
- A Short History of Internet Protocols at CERN
- Ben Segal traces the history of the Internet at CERN.
- The Executive Computer; A Web of Networks, an Abundance
of Services - An early New York Times article on the Internet.