History of the Internet

The “History of the Internet” animation made the topic much more interesting, but its pace was somewhat hard to follow.  I could not catch all of the narration without pausing the video.

History is often defined by great inventors, as we talked about in class, but this video gives context to the Internet’s rise.  It was very helpful to track it all the way back to the 1950s;  the video allowed me to understand the Internet’s evolution. The video also made some very technical terms much more clear, IMPs in particular.

The US military’s input was also very interesting.  The socio-political climate of the Cold War precipitated the inception of the Internet.  Moving into the near future, the changes that have occurred recently are much more prolific when viewed with respect to the past.  All in all, it was a good video and would have been a great video had the narrator slowed down just a bit.

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