History of the Internet and the Digital Future

ISBN-10: 1780231121

ISBN-13: 9781780231129

Edition: 2013

Authors: Johnny Ryan
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Description: This text is a history of the Internet, from its invention in the 1960s to its present-day ubiquity in all aspects of modern life. It charts the Internet's progress, from false technological leads of the 1970s to the 'dot com' boom and bust, and the rise of social networking.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Johnny Ryan�was born in Boston, MA, and lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and his daughter. Currently, he is co-creating theforthcoming Pig Goat Banana Cricket series for Nickelodeon. In addition to his creator-owned comics series, he's contributed to�Vice, Mad, and LA Weekly, among other clients.

Preface: The Great Adjustment
Distributed Network, Centrifugal Ideas
A Concept Born in the Shadow of the Nuke
The Military Experiment
The Essence of the Internet
Computers Become Cheap, Fast and Common
Expansion
The Hoi Polloi Connect
Communities Based on Interest, not Proximity
From Military Networks to the Global Internet
The Web!
A Platform for Trade and the Pitfalls of the Dot-com
The Emerging Environment
Web 2.0 and the Return to the Oral Tradition
New Audiences, the Fourth Wall and Extruded Media
Two-way Politics
Promise and Peril
glossary
references
select bibliography
acknowledgements
index
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