Annotated Web Resources - History of the Internet
- The Internet Society
- The Internet Society is a non-profit, non-governmental, international,
professional membership organization. It represents over 100 countries and
more than 150 organizations and over 6,000 individuals. Through the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) it
focuses on Internet standards, education, and policy issues and is recognized
as a leading authority on Internet issues. It is governed by a Board of
Trustees elected by the international membership. From the homepage of the
International Society is a website that deals offers legal research sites and
short descriptions of these sites.
- The Internet Society -
- This web page has an extensive list of links to Internet histories, many
of them written by people who helped to develop ARPANET.
History (link obsolete, replaced below)
- This site is maintained by the University of Regina Student Connection
Program and contains a brief Internet history and links to Internet services.
- The Past, Present,
and Future of the Internet (link obsolete, replaced below)
- A web page which contains a timeline of significant events of Internet
history and the development of technology from 1969 to 1996. It is maintained
as a part of the Emerging Research Technologies Research Group site.
Timeline (link obsolete, replaced below)
- This timeline covers significant events in Internet history as well as
political, news, and popular culture events. The web pages are a part of the
GTE Internetworking site. GTE Internetworking is a commercial site that seeks
to promote Internet solutions, technology, and management expertise to its
clients. This is a good resource for placing Internet history within the
context of United States history.
Internet Timeline The current Hobbes' timeline grew from those written by
Robert Hobbes' Zakon for Internet classes he was teaching in the early 1990's.
This timeline also places Internet events into a wider historical perspective.
It is hosted on The Internet Society web site and is available in Spanish,
Chinese, and Japanese.
Archive-name: Hobbes' Internet Timeline
10 April 1999
Hobbes' Zakon, firstname.lastname@example.org Description:
An Internet timeline
highlighting some of the key events and technologies which helped shape the
Internet as we know it today.
- CommerceNet is a group of international companies and organizations whose
goal is to use the Internet as an electronic marketplace. To that end it
endeavors to help its members take advantage of emerging e-commerce trends and
PBS site by journalist Robert X. Cringely providing history and links.
- History of the Internet and
- Gregory Gromov's website chronicling the history of the internet replete
with links and testimonials.
- PBS Timeline
- A quick interactive overview using a Java applet with a slide bar. Not
extensively documented, but the information is easily corroborated.
History of the Internet for Historians
- A fine and scholarly site by Richard T. Griffiths maintained by Leiden
University. Very clear explanations and diagrams.
- Anderberg Family
- A private site with a succinct timeline of nonverbal communications.
- The Industry Standard
- This online magazine reports on the Internet economy and covers finance,
marketing, media, telecommunication, e-commerce, legal issues, technology, and
recruitment. It maintains an eay to use archive.
- Internet News
- This publication provides daily news reports from its global staff
regarding news of the Internet. ItŐs news sections include: Business News,
E-Commerce News, Finance News, International News, Intranet News, ISP News,
Product News, Web Developer News, Stock Report, Advertising Report, and
InternetNews Radio. It has an easy to use archive by news section as well as
links to wire service stories and other online publications.