The History of the Internet

An excellent survey about internet facts, compiled in 1996 by Parallax, might give you a short insight into basic figures of the internet. The numbers stated are out-of-date, but the basic facts remain correct. On my Internet Growth page you can find actual figures of internet users, hosts, etc. for the last few years.

If you prefer it short and compact, you might look at The Internet, a talk given in 1993. A Brief History of the Internet, compiled by Barry Leiner, gives a good roundtrip (including a very nice timeline!). Undoubedly one of the best documents on Internet History is Hobbes' Internet Timeline.

Alexander Binder /