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WEB ADDRESSES

FOR MORE INFORMATION about how the Internet began, check out these Web sources. No doubt there are hundreds more. Don’t 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 Pelkey’s book, based on interviews taken at the time, will be a valuable addition.

www.isoc.org/internet/history/index.shtml
Compiled by the Internet Society, an excellent source of links to documents, some of which are listed separately below.

www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.html
Well-documented paper by several of the key scientists and ARPA administrators.

www.pbs.org/opb/nerds2.0.1
Transcript of the lively and comprehensive PBS series Nerds 2.0.1 by Bob Cringely. Look for Ray Tomlinson in the section “Networking the Nerds.”

www.isoc.org/guest/zakon/internet/History/HIT.html
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.

www.let.leidenuniv.nl/history/ivh/INTERNET.HTM
Series of history lectures, “Internet for Historians, History of the Internet,” by R.T. Griffiths at the University of Leiden.

www.ifla.org/documents/internet/hari1.txt
“The Evolution of ARPANET e-mail,” draft thesis paper (c) 1996 by Ian R. Hardy, student in history and computer science at UCLA Berkeley.

www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/index.htm
An extensive list, “Internetworking Terms and Acronyms,” under “Technology.” Information from Cisco Documentation.


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