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Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate
In chapter inteenet, Abbate provides a useful correction to the notions that the Internet’s success and importance was foreseen and that networking technologies were carried inexorably forward by the pork-barrel politics and closed world ideologies of Cold War military spending.
The academic and commercial users of the Internet took the technologies in unanticipated and uncontrollable directions abbqte the start. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nadia Babar rated it liked it Dec 24, Christopher rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Her first chapter focuses on the creation of packet technologies and the ARPANET, and it immediately signals that she will not follow the typical narrative of great male creators or technologies created amidst fear internnet nuclear annihilation.
fhe Her background She worked as a computer programmer in the s and inenting s before pursuing graduate studies in inernet at Rutgers University enables her to recognize the social and cultural dimensions of the Internet’s development and to present them clearly as an interconnected web of causation that is perfectly appropriate for her topic.
Janet Abbate deserves high praise for writing precisely such an account with her new book— Inventing the Internet. Since the late s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites Important figures are discussed and given their due. Mauricio Santoro rated it really liked it Nov 18, Mar 05, Christopher Mitchell rated it really liked it. Inventing the Internet is a metaphor for continual creation, and historians are fortunate to have such a well-told creation analysis at a time when creation myths abound.
She tells a good story. No trivia or quizzes yet. In 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.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Tawfiqam rated it it was amazing Jan 01, The concluding chapter looks at the commercialization of the Internet as the World Wide Web in the s. Abbate looks at how academic and military influences and attitudes shaped both networks; how the usual lines between producer and user of a technology were crossed with interesting and unique results; and how later users invented their own very successful applications, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web.
From the beginning, the Internet drew people, technologies, standards, and views together in powerful synergies that transcending boundaries, according to Abbate.
The story she unfolds is an often twisting niternet of collaboration and conflict among a remarkable variety of players, including government and military agencies, computer scientists in academia and industry, graduate students, telecommunications companies, standards organizations, and network users.
May 21, Nick Doty rated it really liked it. MIT Press, Given the growing number of recent books that explore the Internet as a religious and spiritual terrain, such as Erik Davis’ Techgnosisit should not be surprising that the rhetoric surrounding digital technologies has invwnting transforming into mythology.
In Inventing the InternetJanet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but abbbate main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internets design and use.
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Kathryn rated it really liked it Mar 28, 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. Refresh and try again. Their ends were often personal and intfrnet, and they occasional ran directly counter to the interests of the institutions funding their efforts.
What she does best is to make it possible to see the world prospectively — to see it before we know who wins.
The inventibg 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.
She argues that “the World Wide Web continues the trend of informal, decentralized, user-driven development that characterized the Internet’s earlier history” p. She does a great job abvate talking about pac So, where did the internet come from?
Inventing the Internet
Diav Draconia rated it really liked it Jul 11, Sanjay Aj rated it it was ok Oct 21, With the example of email, Abbate also proves convincingly that it is invemting to regard the Internet simply as a creation of the military, industrial, university research complex.
She does a great job of talking about packet switching, and way in abbbate early ‘s packet switching seemed like a potentially really mediocre idea.
Inventing the Internet Inside Technology. Intenret read this for school. With an eye for the social constructs that shaped the Internet, she This delightful book is really Janet Abbate’s Inventing the Internet contextualizes early developments in computer networking technology, allowing people who weren’t there read: Abbate looks at how academic and military influences and attitudes shaped both networks; how the usual lines between producer and user of a technology were crossed with interesting and unique results; and how later users invented their own very successful applications, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web.
This is one reason why Voltaire counseled that the abhate should not pick up his iinventing until all his subjects were dead. Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate.
Return to Book Page. Rachel Kim rated it liked it Aug 19, Abbate’s fifth chapter provides another useful corrective. Trivia About Inventing the Int There wasn’t much exploration of any of the main characters. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. The new digital mythologies of the twenty- first century will abbafe be an significant area of investigation in coming years.
Whereas Ceruzzi’s work focused on the commercial computing systems created in the United States from the Second World War on, Abbate’s focus is on the Internet and the ancillary networking technologies it fostered.