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Lee A. Bygrave and Jon Bing

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.001.0001

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Building cyberspace: a brief history of Internet

Building cyberspace: a brief history of Internet

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(p.8) 1 Building cyberspace: a brief history of Internet
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Internet Governance
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Jon Bing (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.003.0002

This chapter provides a history of the development of the Internet in terms of its infrastructure, applications, and sources of inspiration. In doing so, it portrays the chief personalities, ideas, visions, and concerns forming the context in which the Internet was created. Amongst the persons portrayed are Paul Baran, Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, Joseph Licklider, Vinton Cerf, and Tim Berners-Lee. The chapter also provides a simple explanation of the Internet's technical basis, including explanations of protocols, e-mail, the Domain Name System, and World Wide Web.

Keywords:   Transmission Control Protocol, Internet Protocol, Domain Name System, e-mail, World Wide Web, Paul Baran, Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, Joseph Licklider, Vinton Cerf

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