By John Naughton
An intimate, gloriously written examine the communications revolution and the way it has unfolded the world.The net is the main amazing factor people have outfitted because the pyramids. A millennium from now, historians will glance again at it and wonder humans built with such clumsy instruments succeeded in developing one of these leviathan.Yet whilst the internet pervades our lives, we start to take it without any consideration. we've got misplaced our potential for ask yourself. so much people do not know the place the net got here from, the way it works, or who created it and why. or even fewer have any inspiration of what it capability for society and the future.John Naughton has written a hot and passionate e-book that seeks to rescue the web from the condescension of posterity, to have a good time the engineers and scientists who carried out their goals in and software program, and to give an explanation for the values and ideas that drove them. even if its topic turns out technical, the publication actually is own. John Naughton writes concerning the internet like Nick Hornby writes approximately football. a short historical past of the longer term is an intimate party of imaginative and prescient and altruism, ingenuity and resolution, and primarily the facility of rules to alter the world.". . . a desirable and hugely available heritage of the web full of fascinating anecdotes and stimulating insights." --David Puttnam"At final the net will get the background e-book it deserves." --The Bookseller
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The conception of TCP/IP was one of the great technological breakthroughs of the twentieth century because, without it, the Net The digital beanstalk 21 as we know it would not have been possible. You could say that TCP/IP is to the wired world what DNA is to the biological one. The Internet is thus one enormous game of pass-the-packet played by hundreds of thousands of computers, all of them speaking TCP/IP unto one another. It's what engineers call a packetswitched system. As each of my AltaVista packets was passed along the system, every computer which handled it scanned the destination address on the 'envelope', concluded that it was addressed to another machine and passed it on in my general direction until it eventually arrived at my computer.
Print journalists eventually began to realise that it might turn out to be a serious rival to their existing medium. Their attempts to ridicule the upstart had palpably failed. Instead the thing was spreading through society like a virus. As a strategy, denial simply hadn't worked. So they escalated the attack to another level and sought to undermine the upstart's credibility. ' The fact that there is a super-abundance of information on the Net means (we are told) that the consumer doesn't know who to 32 Wonderment trust.
Sober men in suits from market-research companies estimated that in less than a decade the network would have more than a billion users. 'The Internet', says Andy Grove of Intel, the company whose processors power over 80 per cent of the world's computers, is like a 20-foot tidal wave coming, and we are in kayaks. It's been coming across the Pacific for thousands of miles and gaining momentum, and it's going to lift you and drop you. , Japan, and Europe. It affects everybody . . 4 Wonderment 24 The strange thing is that - still - relatively few people seem to understand its significance.