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Internet History

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Was the Internet started in the late 60s as part of a Department of Defense project or did Al Gore invent it? You'll find the answers here because we've collected resources and sites dedicated to documenting the history of the Internet, its development and its pioneers.
  • History of the Internet

    Provides articles and insights into the inventors behind the modern day internet.

  • Computer History Museum: Internet History

    Site features an Internet timeline that covers a period ranging from 1962 to 1992.

  • The Evolution of the Web

    Interactive timeline presenting the development of the Internet from 1990 to the present.

  • Hobbes' Internet Timeline

    Features detailed ARPAnet and internet history presented on a timeline, with key events and technologies noted.

  • ISOC: Histories of the Internet

    Provides links to a variety of resources discussing the origins and history of the internet.

  • Nerds 2.0.1

    PBS created site paying homage to the pioneers of the Internet. Features a timeline, important people profiles, a glossary of geek, and an online quiz.

  • NetValley

    Internet focused information and opinion with a focus on history. Features articles on pioneers and the growth of the net.

  • Santa Clara Valley Historical Association

    Offers a record of Silicon Valley's history and the high technology revolution including an internet timeline and company histories.

  • Wayback Machine

    Online tool developed to search for snapshots of websites in the Internet Archive as they change from time to time.


    Project devoted to recognizing the true pioneers of the internet. Site features personal profiles and information on the project.

  • Wow Academy: History of the Internet

    Timeline documenting the origins and history of the modern day internet.

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