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January 27, 2009 9:11 PM

You Have To Know Where You Have Been To Know Where You Are Going

A brilliant little movie on the history of the Internet. Well worth the eight minute watch:

(hat-tip: Virginia).

By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by rupert ravens
    Mitch Joel

    nice concise overview. however, it leaves out one VERY important detail. the importance of Tim Berners-Lee's creation of Hyper Text Transport Protocol HTTP, for sharing files with links across a network. he gave this away for FREE. and without it, the internet would not have exploded into the popular communication network it has become.

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  • Posted by Malcolm Bastien
    Mitch Joel

    That was the nicest outro scene to any video I think that I've seen so far.

    Short video clips like that are so awesome because of just all that can be communicated in a short time (if any effort is made to keep it short) and by using creative graphics like that.

    This really brings to mind a video on Trusted computing that came out a few years ago.

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  • Posted by Susan Muphy
    Mitch Joel

    Rupert - Berners-Lee's invention was actually the World Wide Web - not the Internet itself. True, his achievement has been marked as one of the most important of the 20th century, however would not have been possible if not for the work of his predecessors in inventing the Internet in the first place.

    Perhaps we'll see another documentary by these guys on the WWW before too long. Let's hope!

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  • Posted by D. Zaifman
    Mitch Joel

    Very interesting video. To often we take technology for granted but when we know more about how it is all put together we appreciate it more.

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  • Posted by app
    Mitch Joel

    If you didn't get enough with this video, then you might want to watch this historical one from 1972:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4989933629762859961&hl=en

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  • Posted by daniel
    Mitch Joel

    this really makes you think back

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  • This is my first time go to see at here and i am really pleassant to read everthing at
    single place.

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