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 - Internet History
This web page has an extensive list of links to Internet histories, many of them written by people who helped to develop ARPANET.

Internet 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.

BBN 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.

Hobbes' 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 v4.1
Last-updated: 10 April 1999
Maintainer: Robert Hobbes' Zakon, 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 developments.

Nerds 2.0.1
A PBS site by journalist Robert X. Cringely providing history and links.
History of the Internet and WWW
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.

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