“History of the internet” is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. The clip was made by Melih Bilgil — www.lonja.de The history is told using the PICOL icons, which are available on picol.org. You can get news about this project on blog.picol.org . Voice-over by Steve Taylor http You can get more information on this movie on my website www.lonja.de or on the PICOL-Project site where you can download a pre-release of the icons. blog.picol.org If you are interested in more Internet history you can also read/watch: – ISOC: History of the internet: www.isoc.org – en.wikipedia.org – Geschichte des Internet (german & link to Amazon): tinyurl.com – Computer Networks: The Heralds Of Resource Sharing tinyurl.com Credits for subtitles: (The correctness of the subtiles depends on the people listed down here) English: Stefan Badragan | youtube.com/StevXtreme Italian: Stefan Badragan German: me Turkish: Zeynep Can French: Arnaud ‘dehy’ DE MOUHY Bulgarian: Andrian Georgiev Chinese: Terry Lee Portuguese (Brazilian): Guilherme Euler Spanish: Mauricio Diaz Orlich Polish: Agnieszka Marciniak Greek: Pantelis Bouboulis Swedish: Paul Lindström Also thanks to: Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes Video Rating: 4 / 5
Question by dandygirl: How do I download the entire text/thread history of a Usenet newsgroup?
I’m specifically looking to grab rec.music.industrial from 1991 to the present for a research project; it would be much easier to have a hard copy on my computer than to have to use GoogleGroups all the time.
Answer by Sijo M You can easily download entire text/thread history of Usenet newsgroup with the MP3-Dash. MP3-Dash is a great source for listening, downloading or even finding the lyrics to your favorite songs.You can also create Playlists or Export their search tool to your social network profiles or even your own sites.
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Webster’s bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on “Usenet,” including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have Usenet in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with Usenet when it is used in proper noun form. Webster’s timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This “data dump” results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name Usenet, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under “fair use” conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain.
Netizens, one of the first books detailing the Internet, looks at the creation and development of this participatory global computer network. The authors conducted online research to find out what makes the Internet “tick”. This research results in an informative examination of the pioneering vision and actions that have helped make the Net possible.
The book gives you the needed perspective to understand how the Net can impact the present and the turbulent future. These questions are answered: What is the vision that inspired or guided these people at each step? What was the technical or social problem or need that they were trying to solve? What can be done to help nourish the future extension and development of the Net? How can the Net be made available to a broader set of people?A netizen, as Ronda and Michael Hauben use the term, is more than just somebody who uses the Internet. It is somebody who has demonstrated a devotion to being a good citizen of an online community. Some have been involved in constructing parts of the Net and forming it into a major social force. Others are simply members of mailing lists and discussion groups, quietly lending a helping hand to others and sharing information, support, and aid through the wires. The Haubens tell the history of the Internet through netizens.
While it was technical necessity and political desire that made the Net happen, it was the often idealistic vision of the netizens that shaped it. The Haubens look at both sides–the technical problems being faced and the social ideas that guided the developers. They take both the outside developments in computing technology and governmental regulatory issues into account.
Most of the emphasis of the book is on Usenet, the vast array of bulletin board-like message areas where people can find discussions about everything from the most esoteric scientific work in progress to the mundane necessities of daily life to off-the-wall treatments of pop culture. They show how it developed as a form of “poor man’s ARPANET” to become a backbone of international conversation. The authors hold Usenet up as an example of user-controlled communication, showing how communities can be successful even in an area lacking formal rules–or lacking the means to enforce the rules. And while they stop short of exploring Usenet’s current problems with commercial junk posts, they do explore the many previous predictions of the “imminent death of the Internet,” showing how a devoted population of netizens has repeatedly been able to work around threats to its community’s existence.