History of Internet

Yes, as the video says, we are taking all these for granted. But it is now so embedded in our daily life, 24/7 now every second we check our i-phone or blackberry blinking. We don’t even realize that Internet is some sort of service getting provided or newly invented technology. It seems to be always there.

The video begins with today’s using emails, sharing ideas, and making phone calls over the Internet.  Internet is more than just a technology, it’s existing world within our world.  It assists our daily lives and connects our interpersonal relationships. It provides or transmits abundant information.  This video only touches upon the technological birth of the Internet.  I think it would be interesting to see how people digested the idea of Internet or having the Internet.  So now after watching the video, I want to see History of the Idea Internet.

If commercial, military and scientific interests are the foundation of modern Internet, what is the nourishment of modern Internet? What are some significant driving forces of development of Internet? Definitely not military interests, but commercial interests still being deeply involved. Also, by saying ‘modern Internet,’ will there be ‘post -modern’ internet?

The animations have two human figures sending emails and sharing ideas. But knowing the development and boom of social media after 2009, I question if the director of this video would put more man figures in the beginning: multiple people sending messages to one another, sharing photos within a group over the Internet.

Well those are my questions and thoughts on that video clip….

p.s. To be honest, the video was a bit counfusing…..

*since the video is mainly focusing on the birth of Internet…here comes a Gurgle baby.

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2 Comments on “History of Internet”

  1. breeduros says:

    Jun,
    I think that, in this post, you’ve posed a very interesting question – one that is worth much contemplation. “Will there be a post-modern internet?” It is especially interesting as our class is beginng to draw parallels between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, as well as recognizing differences between them. In one of our past lectures, Danny explained that in the 1990’s, the people of the Western world believed that they had reached “the end of History,” that (both technologically and Web-wise) we had gone as far as we could. We were obviously mistaken as fast-speed internet and cable connections quickly outdated the much slower paced dail-up connection. It’s hard to imagine that the internet could stretch even farther beyond what it is today. With the new Facebook feed now present in the upper right hand corners of our actual Facebook feed, we can, essentially, Facebook while we Facebook. Is it possible for the Web to advance even farther? And, if so, in what kind of ways will be detrimental to our society?

    • bugjun says:

      Thank you for commenting on my post, Bree.
      I was also very interested when Danny said people in Dot.com era, which is now called web 1.0, did not know that. But people now in Web 2.0 re-visited the history and then pin-pointed out some characteristics of Web1.0.
      Yes I’ve noticed the new look of facebook and I like your way of putting it “we can facebook while we facebook.”
      I do believe that the Web or the Internet will develop or change further. Since now we all carry around one or several internet devices constantly, some other kind of term will get invented and people will start find distinctions of the new era. I personally think it’s started already. Web 2.0 doesn’t deal with facebook or twitter much. We don’t tag anymore we just hashtag.
      I don’t check emails, blackberry does it for me. I just have to notice the red LED light when there’s a new email. Facebook app tells me there are new mssges or news or events. all i have to do is click the facebook app on my blackberry menu. Internet finds me and I access the Internet 24/7 non-stop.
      I don’t know how to answer your second question.. hmm.. it gives me something to think about…


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