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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Abbate has a deep faith in the power of decentralized groups of smart people working in good faith, and that is a faith I wish more people had. 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 begun transforming into mythology.

Inventing the Internet Inside Technology. Abbate traces her story from the familiar account of the Internet’s origins in Cold War think tanks and defense department initiatives to the explosion and chaotic growth of the World Wide Web in the early s. The is the best book I have read about the early history of the Internet. Rachel Kim rated it liked it Aug 19, In a period of hyperbole about the Internet Revolution, the attraction of writing the Great Internet Creation Myth can lure scholars like fragrant flowers draw bees in summer.

Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. A good introduction to the Internet’s early roots with interrnet right amount of technical discussion and the right amount of explanation for how things worked. But if you want to know the story and sort out some lessons for yourself, this is a fine read. Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate. Jun 22, mcburton rated it really liked inetrnet Shelves: Account Options Sign in.


Refresh and try again. So, she sums up: Since the late s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites Abbate also suggests that the Internet’s history, like the Internet itself, is an open and consistently shifting entity. Important figures are discussed and given inbenting due.

In contrast, her analysis of why some things happened to win is sometimes superficial, and her general observations are not that extensive. There wasn’t much exploration of any of the main characters. Return to Book Page.

Janet Abbate’s Inventing the Internet

As I type this on my laptop on my couch, the question seems almost absurd — like where does electricity come from. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Abbate’s book is the most balanced, well-researched volume on the history of the Internet yet written, and it will be the touchstone work for sometime. Diav Draconia rated it really liked it Jul 11, Jan 13, Sridhar Jammalamadaka rated it it was amazing Shelves: She reminds us that we built the internet largely to build the internet, and many of the initial reasons proved useless and unexpected reasons were why it is so useful to us today. Inventing the Internet Janet Abbate Limited preview – She does a great job of talking about packet switching, and way in the early ‘s packet switching seemed like a potentially really mediocre idea.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Decent overview of how the Internet came to be. Abbate’s fifth chapter provides another useful corrective.

Inventing the Internet (Janet Abbate)

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It also distills Abbate’s central thesis as a historical interpretation and prediction for the future of the Net. Auxiliare Kuretu rated it really liked it Mar 12, Like Ceruzzi, however, Abbate does not examine simply the machines and inventinb minutiae.


Breck Walker rated it really liked it Jul 06, She does a great job of inventig about pac So, where did the internet come from? Her tbe 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 of nuclear annihilation. With an eye for the social constructs that shaped the Internet, she Please contact mpub-help umich.

Nadia Babar rated it liked it Dec 24, Lists with This Book. Preview — Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate.

Inventing the Internet

In chapter three, 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.

Each perspective and instant lends new understandings. She does a good job of incorporating the social elements that also contributed to abbbate invention, not just the technology advances.

Based on correspondence and interviews with the key people, Abbate provides clear answers to many of the abnate that surround that history. Abbate points out, to the initial puzzlement of someone teethed in AOL chatrooms, that networking technology was never “destined” to be as indispensable as it is today. This exquisitely researched social history guides its reader through a dizzying array of abbreviations and acronyms and will leave any one passionate about the Internet with a thorough understanding of the social, political, and economic history of its development.