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

2 Ratings: 1.0
A book by Michael A. Banks

On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders is an absorbing chronicle of the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who set the Internet free. Michael A. Banks describes how the online population … see full wiki

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Author: Michael A. Banks
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: Apress
2 reviews about On the Way to the Web: The Secret History...
review by . January 16, 2009
Perhaps this is the "secret history of the internet" because the true history of the internet remains mostly a secret to the reader after finishing this book!     Banks spends a few pages sketching in a bare outline of the early technical roots of the internet in the ARPA/DARPA days, and does an OK job of tracking the history of bulletin boards and the early online giants CompuServe and AOL. But the threads start and remain unconnected in the history, so that my one-sentence …
review by . August 30, 2008
I'm old enough to have to admit to having owned a 300 bps modem connected to a Commodore 128, and being in awe of the ability to exchange emails in three or four days with people on the other side of the planet. Michael A. Banks takes you back to those times in the book On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders. It's far too easy to forget exactly what led us up to the place we are today when it comes to instantaneous communication via the web. This was a book I …
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