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How the Internet happened : from Netscape to the iPhone / Brian McCullough.

McCullough, Brian, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631493072
  • ISBN: 1631493078
  • Physical Description: x, 371 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The big bang : the Mosaic web browser and Netscape -- Bill Gates "gets" the Internet : Microsoft and Internet Explorer -- America, online : AOL and the early online services -- Big media's big web adventure : Pathfinder, HotWired and ads -- Hello, world : the early search engines and Yahoo -- Get big fast : and the birth of ecommerce -- Trusting strangers : eBay, community sites and portals -- Blowing bubbles : the dot-com era -- Irrational exuberance : the dot-com bubble -- Pop! : Netscape vs. Microsoft, AOL + Time Warner and the nuclear winter -- I'm feeling lucky : Google, Napster and the rebirth -- Rip, mix, burn : the iPod, iTunes, and Netflix -- A thousand flowers, blooming : PayPal, AdWords, Google's IPO and blogs -- Web 2.0 : Wikipedia, YouTube and the wisdom of crowds -- The social network : Facebook -- The rise of mobile : Palm, BlackBerry and smartphones -- One more thing : the iPhone.
Summary, etc.:
"Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything. The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first "dotcom." Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape's Marc Andreessen and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet's rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Internet > History.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
Genre: History.

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How the Internet Happened : From Netscape to the IPhone
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How the Internet Happened : From Netscape to the IPhone


From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

These days, with instant online connections available on everything from our cell phones to smart refrigerators featuring built-in grocery lists, most of us blithely take the Internet for granted. Expanding on his Internet History Podcast, tech start-up expert McCullough provides readers with many good reasons to look back in amazement on the evolution of the web from slow-as-molasses dial-up email exchanges to blazingly fast access to film libraries and newspaper archives. With such chapters as The Big Bang and Blowing Bubbles, respectively showcasing the breakthroughs of pioneering web browsers like Netscape in the early 1990s and the precipitous inflation and detonation of the bubble, McCullough traces the dizzying transformations society underwent when entrepreneurs, including Marc Andreessen, put the connective power of the world wide web, once the chief domain of government agents and academics, into the hands of ordinary users. Along with profiling the internet's key players, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough provides an entertaining and informative technological history which computer geeks and readers interested in everything from sociology to business and media will relish.--Carl Hays Copyright 2018 Booklist