Seminar for Teaching Literature:
is clear that the Internet is one of the most fashionable areas of
computing. It is effecting all subjects
in Higher Education, not only altering
teaching opportunities because of its new perspectives on communication
and dissemination, but also opening up
exciting new resources for students and lecturers
For a history of the Internet readers should
consult Gregory Gromov's The Roads and Crossroads of the Internet's
Computing Unit of Oxford University,
Access the website designed by
Gregory R. Gromov and published at ... The primary document
... is "The Roads and Crossroads of Internet’s History". Study
all nine (9) pages linked to... as well as:
1. Road #1 "Information
2. Road #2 "Internet at CERN: 1976 -
3. Road #3 "The 50 Years of the Hypertext Concept’s
... Write your questions based on Gromov’s
The Individual Learner
Within American Culture,
by Larry Garrett,
Social Foundations of American Education
Troy State University
Gregory Gromov provides an
impressionistic overview in "The Roads and Crossroads of Internet's
History," ... with a particular concentration on the development
hypertext and the Web.
Current literature of the online
community by Eron Main, Faculty of Information Studies,
University of Toronto, Canada
... This is a hypertext ... It is
written as a kind of mosaic rather than as a straight narrative, including
email questions and answers, fragments of interviews, and the like. It
focuses primarily on the Web and hypertext over the Internet.
by M. C. Morgan College of Arts and
Letters, Bemidji State University, MN, USA
This is an entertaining (if
potentially confusing) account of Net history, part of a large
on-line hyperbook ... this site will provide some fascinating
insights and connections between events and people.
Open Learning Agency : learning resources to support the K-12 education
system in British Columbia,
The Roads and Crossroads of Internet
History by Gregory Gromov ... can be a great resource where an informed
‘Net surfer can come and let hypertext do the walking and the inventors of
the ‘Net themselves do the talking.
by Kelly Ward, Public Health
Library, University of California, Berkeley
Finally, an entertaining and eye-catching approach to Internet history
is Gregory R. Gromov's History of Internet and WWW: The Roads and
Crossroads of Internet History. This site is worth visiting, as much for
its unorthodox approach using dazzling visuals and hypertext style as its
University of New York at Buffalo
Deborah Husted Koshinsky and
Rick McRae, University Libraries
The Roads and Crossroads of Internet History by Gregory Gromov
... possibly not the first place in the pool where a non-swimmer
should take the plunge, this colorful and quirky site can be a great
resource where an informed ‘Net surfer can come and let hypertext do the
walking and the inventors of the ‘Net themselves do the talking.
Many visitors have found the eccentric choices of typeface and color to
be disconcerting, but it’s worth clicking around here. Mr. Gromov tags the
1957 launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union as the event that jump-started
the process leading to development of the Internet. Dwight Eisenhower,
wanting to counter this apparent Soviet advantage in technology, launched
the Advanced Research Projects Agency, thus leading to the creation of
ARPANET and thus eventually to this Internet we’ve all come to know and
love. So my thanks go to you too, Ike.
"Nettalk : A Brief History of the 'Net" by Kelly
The Bulletin. Special Libraries Association, San Francisco
School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) is a graduate
program at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Roads and Crossroads
of Internet History by Gregory R. Gromov . This amazing story ...
explores history and the philosophy of the Internet. Gromov by the
way starts the story with the Atlantic cable of 1858.
Australian National University, Canberra
The Roads and Crossroads of
Internet History - Gregory Gromov's
comprehensive and fascinating overview of the philosophy and
history of the Internet.
3700B 6.0: “History of Computing and Information Technolog” by Luigi M
Bianchi. School of Analitical Studies & Information
The Roads and Crossroads of the Internet's History. By
Gregory R. Gromov. A critically acclaimed site for a comprehensive history
of the Internet.
The University of
Texas, System Digital Library.
For anyone who has
ever wondered how and why the Internet was created comes this
"The Roads and Crossroads of Internet's History." With this
document, users can follow the development of the Net from its early
stages as a military communication system to the multimedia
extravaganza we know today.
Cource Education 2751: "Power and
Communication Technology" by Bridget A. Ricketts
of Wales Collegiate, Newfoundland
History of the Internet. We all
need it. We all want it. But how did it happen in
the first place? Gregory Gromov provides a ... comprehensive ...
history of the Worldwide Web before it was the Net we all know and
by Matthew Holt, NetworkWorld
What really led up to the
development of the Internet? Why is it so important to us? How
did it expand from its military origins into the electronic
highway we know it to be? Gregory R. Gromov provides answers to
these and other questions in "The Roads and Crossroads of
Internet History." Gromov presents an interesting look at the
Net in the beginning, complete with timelines and milestones in
not only Internet History but providing snippets of World
History as well. His approach may seem confusing, even messy at
first glance, but give it a moment, you'll see how he weaves
the history of the Web together. It's creative, it's
informative and it's well done--it's what the Web is all
by Carla Scarlett,
This is one of the Great Classic Websites. It's
a history of the Internet and what led up to it, told in hypertext,
both eloquently and chaotically, as strange in its own way as the
Mel Brooks movie, History of the World, Part One. But it's one [REDACTED} of a lot more accurate than
the Brooks movie. All Internet users, even those of you who just
signed up for Web-TV or AOL last week and are still fumbling around,
should check out this site.
When you jump
into this online story, make sure you have a couple of hours free.
It takes that long to read. Imagine a collaborative writing
project that tells you more than you ever wanted to know (and more
than probably thought there was to tell) about the Internet,
starting with the laying of the first telegraph cable across the
Atlantic in 1858 (which was NOT a success, BTW).
why the WWW Consortium [W3C] is based at a physics lab in
Switzerland called CERN, instead of at a computer research center
where you'd logically expect it to be, and why CERN doesn't even
stand for the lab's real name -- in either English or French, along
with lots of other neat factoids that'll come in handy if you ever
find yourself playing Trivial Pursuit: The Internet
also a picture of Al and Tipper Gore at their wedding, twenty years
before the WWW came into existence. And I'm not going to tell you
why it's there. You can find out for yourself. (And if you want to
be a killjoy you can post the reason below ..
Best High-Tech Sights on the
Gregory R. Gromov's
version is a fun to read and thoughtful look
into the history of the Internet and the WWW.
The Maine Science and Technology
USM - Professional Development
... an excellent
9-part review of the
Internet's history and its relationship
with the information revolution . Very informative and quite amusing
at times too!
An excellent summary of key milestones
in Internet history
Gregory R. Gromov’s The Roads and
Crossroads of Internet History is probably the history that most
students will enjoy as it is sprinkled liberally with files that
illustrate his points.
Commencing with Internet pre-history work your way through 9
sections to read about the web, browser wars, and Xanadu to name a
It is a long essay but extremely interesting.
Faculty of Art, The Australian National
if you've ever wondered how the Internet
came into being then be sure to
check this site out... If
you've never wondered how the Internet came into
being then go anyway. You
shouldn't be such a barbarian.
Hitch a lift with us on
the information superhighway
The Roads and Crossroads of
Internet 's History by Gregory R. Gromov... is an excellent history
of the internet and a good example of a "web document." ... You also
should experience what "hypertext" is and why this experience is
more like exploring than reading...
Introduction for EDU 606
Troy State University,