Week 1: History of the Internet
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friedman, Ted. Electric dreams: computers in American culture. New York: New York University Press, 2005.
“Internet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet.
“YouTube – History of the Internet.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hIQjrMHTv4.
Bush, Vannevar. “As we may think.” The Atlantic Monthly 176 (1945). http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/194507/bush.
Rosenzweig, Roy. 1998. Wizards, Bureaucrats, Warriors, and Hackers: Writing the History of the Internet. The American Historical Review 103, no. 5 (December): 1530-1552. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2649970.
Register for an account on the course blog at http://aphdigital.org/classes/G572033F09.
Post a discussion question to the course blog.
If you have a Windows laptop, make sure that it is running as fast as possible by following the tips in this article: http://windows.about.com/od/maintainandfix/a/8ways2speedup.htm
Download the latest version of the Firefox browser at http://getfirefox.com.
Explore Firefox add-ons at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ and install any that look interesting.
Buy server space from Dreamhost.com. Also, register a domain name, either with Dreamhost or with another registrar (GoDaddy.com, NameCheap.com). The domain name might be based on your name (e.g., amandafrench.net) or based on the historical topic you’d like to research (e.g., titanic-online.com).
Begin thinking about a historical topic to research throughout the semester.