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about how the Internet began, check out these Web sources. No doubt
there are hundreds more. Dont be too dismayed by contradictory
information. Documenting something that happened so fast and in so many
places is difficult, particularly when human memory is involved. Jim
Pelkeys book, based on interviews taken at the time, will be a
Compiled by the Internet Society, an excellent source of links to documents,
some of which are listed separately below.
Well-documented paper by several of the key scientists and ARPA administrators.
Transcript of the lively and comprehensive PBS series Nerds 2.0.1 by
Bob Cringely. Look for Ray Tomlinson in the section Networking
The classic Hobbes Internet Timeline by Robert Zakon,
a self-proclaimed Internet evangelist. Excellent source of usage data
with links to original RFCs, diagrams, etc.
Series of history lectures, Internet for Historians, History of
the Internet, by R.T. Griffiths at the University of Leiden.
The Evolution of ARPANET e-mail, draft thesis paper (c)
1996 by Ian R. Hardy, student in history and computer science at UCLA
An extensive list, Internetworking Terms and Acronyms, under
Technology. Information from Cisco Documentation.