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The Internet revolution

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: Detroit, Mi : Omnigraphics, 2005.
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the creation and development of the Internet, as well as its present and future impact on American life and society. Features include narrative overview, biographical profiles, primary source documents, detailed chronology, and annotated sources for further study."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Marc Andreessen; Tim Berners-Lee; Sergey Brin; Larry Page; Steve Case; Vinton G Cerf; David Filo; Jerry Yang; Robert Taylor; Marc Andreessen; Tim Berners-Lee; Sergey Brin; Steve Case; Vinton G Cerf; David Filo; Larry Page; Robert Taylor; Jerry Yang
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN: 0780807677 9780780807679
OCLC Number: 58563055
Description: xxvi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Important people, places, and terms --
Chronology --
pt. 1. Narrative overview --
Prologue --
Early origins of the Internet --
Invention of the World Wide Web --
How the Internet works --
Opening the Internet for commerce --
The "dot.com boom" goes bust --
The societal impact of the Internet --
The future of the Internet --
pt. 2. Biographies --
Marc Andreessen : creator of the Netscape navigator Web browser --
Tim Berners-Lee : inventor of the World Wide Web --
Sergey Brin and Larry Page : co-founders of Google --
Steve Case : co-founder of American Online (AOL) --
Vinton Cerf : developer of early Internet architecture --
David Filo and Jerry Yang : co-founders of the Yahoo! search engine --
Robert Taylor : leading scientist in the development of the ARPANET --
pt. 3. Primary sources --
Vinton Cerf recalls the early development of the Internet --
Steve Crocker launches the "request for comments" series --
A computer scientist describes the Internet worm of 1988 --
The first World Wide Web page with hypertext links --
Tim Berners-Lee remembers inventing the World Wide Web --
A librarian shares the joy of "surfing" the Internet --
John Perry Barlow's "Declaration of Independence for Cyberspace" --
Bill Gates discusses the Internet's potential impact on education --
A newspaper columnist laments the dangers of the Internet.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: Kevin Hillstrom.
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"Examines the creation and development of the Internet, as well as its present and future impact on American life and society. Features include narrative overview, biographical profiles, primary source documents, detailed chronology, and annotated sources for further study."--Provided by publisher.

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