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On the Way to the Web The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders

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ISBN-10: 1430208694

ISBN-13: 9781430208693

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael A. Banks

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Discover the fascinating story of the early days of the Internet and the parallel developments in the alternate world of computer bulletin board systems. In On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders , an absorbing chronicle of the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who set the Internet free, Michael A. Banks describes how the online population created a new culture and turned a new frontier into their vision of the future. This is not the story of DARPAnet, CERN, Tim BernersLee, Vinton Cerf, and other familiar names whose tales have been recorded elsewhere. Nor is it preoccupied with serial ports, phaseshift keying, or similar…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Apress L. P.
Publication date: 7/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 218
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Looking Back: Where Did It All Begin?
In the Money
Making Contact With Compuserve
The Source
Dis-Content and Conflict
Online Experiments
Trials and Errors
The Second Wave
Aol Gestation
The Third Wave
In With the New Out With the Old
Aol Evolves: Expansion, Integration, and Success
Prodigy: The Flat-Rate Pioneer Who Just Didn't Get It
Moving to the Net
Afterword: Omissions. Additions, and Corrections
Online Timeline