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Arpanet to Social web : A complete history of the web

Late summer Guardian began a project to tell the story of the internet using the internet. As a part of the project they asked all their readers to share their experiences of life online. Now they published an interactive documentary of  stories told and videos, alongside with guardian’s exclusive research and interviews with key figures.


“The development was not just the work of Arpa-funded computer scientists. Bulletin boards, Usenet and simple chat functions were also parents of the internet today. The interviews include people who put the technology to new uses – Dave Hughes, who turned the bulletin board to political purposes in Colorado Springs in the early 1980s (Roger’s Bar), or Richard Bartle at Essex University who co-created multi-user online gaming (MUD) in the late 1970s.”

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