A Computer Geek’s History of the Net

In what seems like a previous life, I was once a highschool English & history teacher, who later ended up teaching every computer-related course there was … and somehow ended up here. So it pleases me when I get to see my love of history and my love of technology combined.

A Computer Geek’s History of the Internet is a great resource I would see myself using in the highschool classroom. The resource points to some good links, and while the sequence is not totally complete in my mind (where’s blogging?), it certainly recollects key events.

Additionally, I see this as a natural wiki project. I would love to see my students, year after year, construct and collect historical perspectives related to the “progress” of technological development. Now, that could be an amazing resource ….

5 thoughts on “A Computer Geek’s History of the Net

  1. Alec,

    “Where’s blogging?”

    Let me ask you, at the bottom of A Computer Geek’s History of the Internet, the author asks for people to send suggestions via an email address…did you send in your suggestion? Or did you just simply point out a problem?

  2. Yup, I sent a query/suggestion to the author about a week ago. I thought blogging and wikis, and the entire read/write web are notable absences.

  3. Hum, interesting…considering I’M the author of that web site and received no such suggestion. Hum.

    I found your link to my site from my web logs.

  4. It was sent June 6, check your spam folder. Well at the very least, you got the message. It wasn’t a criticism, but of course, it’s an absence. This is why I suggested that having a wiki version would be a neat idea, even if it ran parallel to your officially edited version.

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