Inventing the Internet

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September 2000



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.


Janet Abbate is Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech and the author of Inventing the Internet (MIT Press, 1999).


"[M]ay be the finest extended work on Internethistory and development to date... useful for anyone studyinginformation technology." Library Journal "Thoroughly wonderful." David Warsh, Boston Globe "This sophisticated history is the best account so far published ofthe unpredictable and turbulent evolution of the Internet. With itsbroad international context, the book will be of value to makers andusers of the global communications network, as well as to science andtechnology policy makers." Martin Campbell-Kelly , Reader in Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK
EAN: 9780262511155
ISBN: 0262511150
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MIT University Press Group Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Format: kartoniert
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