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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A. (7 Dec. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192862073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192862075
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Today the Web is pervasive, and it is hard to believe that as recently as 1990 it was merely a small project at CERN (Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire). This book tells the story. It starts in the sixties, when Paul Baran in California and Donald Davies at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington independently came up with the idea of packet switching--part of the technology that makes the Internet possible. Then there was ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency), set up by the US Department of Defence, and ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet, and in 1983 the beginning of the Internet itself.

Having the network is one thing, but for millions of people it is the Web that makes it useful. On 23 June 1980 Tim Berners-Lee joined CERN, and the authors describe how his work and ideas evolved until in 1989 he made a proposal for hyperlinked documents, on which his boss Mike Sendall scribbled the words "vague but exciting".

Written by two senior members of CERN, How the Web Was Born is a readable and carefully-researched account of the Web's earliest years. It is an international story, but while there is plenty of coverage of development around the world, this book is particularly valuable thanks to its European perspective. Technical terms are explained, and the general reader will be grateful for the appendices which include a timeline, list of key individuals, bibliography, explanation of acronyms, and of course an index. The Web is young and it is too soon for a definitive history, but this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in how it all started. Read it alongside Weaving the Web, by Tim Berners-Lee himself. --Tim Anderson

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This is a scholarly work for the price of a novel (Gareth Price)

It is not a light read but it is a good one! (David Coleman, Multimedia Information and Technology, February 2001)

excellent book (New Scientist 30/9/00)

a good read (Glasgow Herald, 22/9/00)

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4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting First Hand Look at the Development of the Web
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3.0 out of 5 starsHow the Web (not the Internet) was born
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4.0 out of 5 starsGripping, Rivetting and Spellbinding
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2.0 out of 5 starsgood, European perspective, too deferential to Berners-Lee.
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5.0 out of 5 starsOnce upon a time in the web!
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