Looking Backward and Forward at the Internet

  title={Looking Backward and Forward at the Internet},
  author={Jon Guice},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
This article reviews accounts of the origins and growth of the global Internet with an interest in their implications for the future. Many accounts take overly restricted views of technical development. For instance, the Internet is often seen as simply the outgrowth of US Defense Department work and popular enthusiasm. Recent interdisciplinary studies of technology present a more complex picture of how innovations are developed. They highlight technical alternatives, contributions of diverse… CONTINUE READING

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