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Sep 03, Jack rated it really liked it Shelves: She recounts the kicking and screaming with which many of the greats of computer science were forced to join ARPAnet, and gives them a fair hearing.
Rachel Kim rated it liked it Aug 19, Journal of the Association for History and Computing. Janet 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 Internet’s design and use.
She concludes that such applications continue the trend of decentralized, user-driven development that has characterized the Internet’s entire history and that the key to the Internet’s success has been a lnternet to flexibility and diversity, both in technical design and in organizational culture. Retrieved 22 August Return to Book Page.
Jun 22, mcburton rated it really liked it Shelves: It narrates the history of internet. Refresh and try again.
She does a great job of talking about pac So, where did the internet come from? Inventing the Internet  and Recoding Gender: Will rated it really liked it Jun 04, This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat Preview — Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate. Retrieved from ” https: Inventing the Internet Inside Technology. Mauricio Santoro rated it really liked it Nov 18, Department of Science and Technology in Society.
If the Internet is to continue as an innovative means of collaboration, discovery, and social interaction, it will need to draw on its legacy of adaptability and participatory design.
Inventing the Internet 1st MIT pbk. The is the best book I have read about the early history of the Internet. Be the first to ask a question about Inventing the Internet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate
Inventinng 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. But it turns out that’s a pretty interesting storytoo. From networks to the computer programming Janet gives an all encompassing picture of factors that led to the creation of the intsrnet.
A good introduction to the Internet’s early roots with the right amount of technical discussion and the right amount of explanation for how things worked.
Inventing the Internet
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. As part of a generation that views internet technology’s simplicity as a given, learning the historical development of computer networking illuminated technical details and structural concepts of which I had only been vaguely aware.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. This ability to help understand history is remarkable, and a rare gift for a writer– far too jajet history is really hagiography. Kathryn rated it really liked it Mar 28, A history, of infrastructure and of people.
Abbate explains the efforts of several organizations that went into developing international standards that were necessary for the Internet to become janst successful tye it has become.
Auxiliare Kuretu rated it really liked it Mar 12, As I type this on my laptop on my couch, the question seems almost absurd — like where does electricity come from. These included having multiple competing service providers wherever feasible; designing the system to maximize the number of operational decisions that could be made at the local level; and, in cases such as protocol standards where it is necessary to have a single decision-making group, having that group be inclusive and democratic.
Dec 21, Aaron Becker rated it really liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Published July 24th by Mit Press first published Since the late s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States to a network of networks linking millions of computers worldwide. Abbate points out, to the initial puzzlement of someone teethed in AOL chatrooms, that networking technology was never “destined” to be as indispensable as it is today.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Piotr rated it really liked it Dec 22, Nov 22, Rahmad rated it really liked it. It ends with the emergence of the Internet and its rapid and seemingly chaotic growth. But the network users unexpectedly came up with a new focus for network activity: To ask other readers questions about Inventing the Internetplease sign up.
Since the late s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States to a network of networks linking millions of computers worldwide. Books by Janet Abbate. Abbate has a deep faith in the power of decentralized groups of smart people working in good faith, and that is a faith I wish more people had.