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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Contemporary thr appear so ubiquitous that the debates out of which they grew have faded into memory– Abbate taps into those memories to reconstruct the intellectual environment that gave rise to the internet we now take for granted.
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I loved this book. Journal of the Association for History and Computing.
Abbate looks at how academic and military influences and attitudes shaped both networks; how the usual lines between producer and user of a technology were crossed with interesting and unique results; and how later users invented infenting own very successful applications, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web. Andrew rated it liked it Sep 03, She does a great job of talking about pac So, where did the internet come from?
Inventing the Internet
It narrates the history of internet. As part of a generation that views internet Janet Abbate’s Inventing the Internet contextualizes early developments in computer networking technology, allowing people who weren’t there read: Canadian Journal of Communications. If you want a book of “lessons from the Internet”, rather than a news-like account of the avbate of it, this is not the book for you.
Computers, Information, and Society. From networks to the computer programming Janet gives an all encompassing picture of factors that led to the creation of the internet.
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Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate
No trivia or quizzes yet. Rachel Kim rated it liked it Aug 19, She does a great job of talking about packet switching, and way in the early ‘s packet switching seemed like a potentially really mediocre idea.
SoAbbate covers a lot of ground in pages, from the very early days of the computer networking, to evolution of the world-wide web.
Paperbackpages. In Inventing the InternetJanet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but her main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internets design and use. We shop online, bank online, purchase airline tickets and make hotel reservations online, all at the click of a mouse through the World Wide Web, a graphical application for using the Internet.
Diav Draconia rated it really liked it Jul 11, But it turns out that’s a pretty interesting storytoo. Janet Abbate’s Inventing the Internet contextualizes early developments in computer networking technology, allowing people who weren’t there read: Abbate is the author of two books: Daniel rated it really liked it Dec 14, There are no discussion topics babate this book yet.
iinternet The Origins and Meanings of Packet Switching. The only thing I found lacking in this book was a glossary of acronyms– there are dozens of them, and keeping track of their meanings and connections often required a good deal of page turning.
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To ask other readers questions about Inventing the Internetplease sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Q rated it really liked it Dec 02, She concludes that such applications continue the trend of decentralized, user-driven development that ivnenting characterized the Internet’s entire history and that the key to the Internet’s success has been a ivnenting to flexibility and diversity, both in technical design and in organizational culture.
Decent overview of how the Internet came to be.
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