History of Computers/Internet Theme Page

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[A] 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.
Brief History of UNIX
This article is for beginners to UNIX, and explain the history and gives a general introduction to UNIX.

Charles 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.

Chronology of Events in the History of Microcomputers
A comprehesive listing of events in the history of the microcomputer.

Computer History Museum
An excellent online resource including a searchable timeline, collections (artifacts, photographs, etc.), and online exhibits.

Computers: 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 their evolution."

Historic Computer Images
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, History of Computers, and Education
A chronology of events in education and technology and how both have changed through the decades of advancement.

[The] 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.

History 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 Pentium Pro.

History of UNIX
An article contributed to the 25th anniversary commemoration of the development of UNIX.

Hobbes' Internet Timeline
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.

(The) Internet Index
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.

Obsolete Computer Museum
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.

Triumph 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.

(The) 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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