After reading ‘The History of the Internet in a Nutshell’ by Cameron Chapman, I was intrigued at the development of the internet in terms of the processes it went through. For example, the proposal for the World Wide Web took place in 1989 and two years later the first webpage was made. At the time, it was very basic but in the late 90’s, applications like email and search engines developed to what we have today.
Being a millennial child, I remember what the internet was like in it’s early years like dialling up to the internet and using CD-ROM’s instead of online computer games. I also remember my first social media account as well, it was a way at the time for everyone in high school to become ‘friends’ on Facebook and to see what you were up too. For the first time in my life, my life wasn’t so personal.
In conclusion, all traditional medians such as newspapers, radio, television etc have all converged into one or spread across multiple platforms or on just one device. Hardware and software has impacted the world in many positive and negative ways. After reading Chapman’s timeline, I wonder, what the future hold for the internet?
Chapman, Cameron. “The History of the Internet in a Nutshell.” Six Revisions. N.p., 15 Nov. 2009. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.