History of Computers/Internet Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of History of Computers/Internet. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
Brief History of the Internet
- A comprehensive document discussing the origins of the Internet through
to the commercialization of the technology. Further, the authors provide a
small description of what they believe the future Internet may look like.
History of UNIX
- This article is for beginners to UNIX, and explain the history and gives
a general introduction to UNIX.
Babbage Institute of Computer History
- The Institute is "dedicated to promoting the study of the history of computing
and its impact on society..." They encourage the research and writing in the
history of computing through fellowhips and by making resources and information
available to scholars, scientists and members of the public.
of Events in the History of Microcomputers
- A comprehesive listing of events in the history of the microcomputer.
- An excellent online resource including a searchable timeline, collections
(artifacts, photographs, etc.), and online exhibits.
History and Development
- To quote from the Website: "Nothing epitomizes modern life better
than the computer...But where did all this technology come from and where
is it heading? To fully understand and appreciate the impact computers have
on our lives and promises they hold for the future, it is important to understand
- A collection of over forty pictures from the U.S. Army photo archives.
These pictures are of the earliest computers to more modern supercomputers.
A complete list of instructions for downloading the images is available.
History of Computers, and Education
- A chronology of events in education and technology and how both have changed
through the decades of advancement.
History of Computers During My Lifetime
- This web site is divided into three time periods: 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
The author presents the major advances in computing design and specific product
develpments during the three decades.
of the Microprocessor
- Get the technical specifications and visual images of Intel's Microprocessors.
They have organized this information from their first microprocessor to their
- An article contributed to the 25th anniversary commemoration of the development
- In this chronology starting in 1957, the author describes the many events
that will affect the development of the Internet. A number of links are included
in the descriptions in order to access further information about the event.
- This site is a collection of occasional facts, statistics, and trivia about
the Internet and related activities. The indexes range from 2000 to 1993.
Interview with Tim Berns-Lee
- The inventor of the Web and Director of the W3C, from "The World Wide
Web Journal (W3J)", a publication of O'Reilly & Associates and the
World Wide Web Consortium. Berners-Lee talks about his vision of the Web,
and what the Web is becoming.
- The title says it all, but for those who want more detail, a long list
of computers that are generally no longer in use. Detailed descriptions and
pictures from every angle are included.
of the Nerds: A History of the Computer
- A PBS supported index presenting short summaries on the major stages of
computer development including the abacus, the transistor, the mini-computer,
the micro-computer, networks and the World Wide Web.
Virtual Museum of Computing
- A meta-list with a collection of sites focusing on historical content.
Examples of their links include: Corporate History, History of Computing Organizations,
General Historical Sites, Computer-related Museums and On-line Computer Museums.
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