Histories of the Internet: Introducing the Special Issue of Information and Culture
Information and Culture 50:2, May-June 2015, Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2014
Date Written: October 31, 2014
We explore the gap between broad conceptions of the Internet common in daily life and the rather narrow framing of most existing work on Internet history. Looking both at scholarly histories and popular myths we suggest that the expanding scope of the Internet had created a demand for different kinds of history that capture the development of the many technological and social practices that converged to create today’s Internet- based online world. Finally, we summarize the papers in this special issue which collectively demonstrate that there is more than one history of the Internet.
Note: To appear in Information and Culture 50:2, May-June 2015. Please quote or cite from the published version, which may differ from this preprint.
Keywords: history, Internet, technology
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