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Convergence? Briggs & Burke headings:. Cornucopia, Choice, Crisis Computers Satellites Cable “Viewdata” The Internet Digitized image, sound, text,. What is the Internet? http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/atlas.html What is the history of the Internet?.

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Convergence briggs burke headings
Convergence? Briggs & Burke headings:

  • Cornucopia, Choice, Crisis

  • Computers

  • Satellites

  • Cable

  • “Viewdata”

  • The Internet

  • Digitized image, sound, text, . . .


Convergence briggs burke headings
What is the Internet?http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/atlas.htmlWhat is the history of the Internet?

  • Distributed digital networking; “packet switching”; the ARPANET (1969)

  • Interface, Input/output

  • Standards and protocols

  • From IMPs to PCs

  • From ASCII to WYSIWYG

  • Gopher, WAIS, and World-Wide Web (1990)



The internet on its own history
The Internet on its own history?

  • ProQuest’s “Historic” Newspapers

    When did the New York Times, for instance, first mention “the internet”?



The world wide web on its own history
The World Wide Web on its own history?

  • W3C’s “Little History of the World Wide Web”: http://www.w3.org/History.html

  • The H-Bot: http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/h-bot/

  • The Wayback Machine: http://www.archive.org

  • Dejavu.org -- http://www.dejavu.org/


Recently web 2 0 a video essay
Recently, Web 2.0: A Video Essay

“The Machine is Us/ing Us” by Michael Wesch (YouTube, March 2007).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g

Is this a true story? A happy ending? Is the Web more than this, or less? What makes this essay persuasive? What makes it less than persuasive? How would you respond?


Democratization
Democratization?

  • “The public will be addressed, at last, in all its variety, potentiality, and dignity rather than as an immense herd of dim-witted sheep to be delivered to the highest bidder” (pundit quoted in B&B 218)

  • Google “relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web.” See: http://www.google.com/technology/index.html


Museum of media history an argument
Museum of Media History: An Argument

  • Can you extrapolate from this history to see the future?

  • The future of the web?

  • The future of media?

  • The future of you?

  • http://mccd.udc.es/orihuela/epic/