A Learning Page about Cyberspace for the ASD XIII Convention


History of the Net, Resources Online for learning more, the larger organizations

The Internet has provided us with a way to contact and communicate on a global basis. It is only natural that we would be interested in using these resources and venues for the study and exploration of dreams, dreaming and dreamers.

One way of understanding the larger picture of what is happening is by getting some background and history, and several approaches to Net History are offered here, from time lines to short tours.

Also, you can find here service providers in your local area and some influential Internet Organizations.

A Short History of the Internet
From a recent PBS special on the Internet.

Walking the World Wide Web
Explore the Web with this regularly updated online book literally brimming with Web listings and site reviews. Courtesy of Ventana.

World Wide Web Overview FAQ
The Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the World Wide Web.

Jargon File
And hacker folklore, bibliographies, more.

Hobbes' Internet World
An Index to several Histories of the Internet - and more. From Robert H. Zakon

Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet.
Michael Hauben's and Ronda Hauben's on-line Netbook

History of Usenet
The most popular discussion channels on the Net, past and future.

The Hot Sheet
A collection of the Webs most popular sites

Life on the Internet
The ways people use this new medium and its impact on all of us. PBS Special

Measuring the Growth of the Web
June 1993 to June 1995

Hobbes' Internet Timeline v2.4a
Chronological History and Growth of the Internet

CIX Internet Business 500
The Commercial Explosion Takes The Web!

How to Find a Local Internet Service Provider

ISOC Service Providers List
How to find and connect with a Local Internet Service Provider.

Some Internet Organizations

The Internet Society
The international organization responsible for global coordination and cooperation on the Internet.

The InterNIC
The InterNIC is a cooperative activity between the National Science Foundation, Network Solutions, Inc. and AT&T.
Network Solutions sponsors Registration Services, Support Services, and Net Scout Services. AT&T supports Directory and Database Services.

The National Science Foundation (USA)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, and related legislation, 42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and was given additional authority by the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 1885), and Title I of the Education for Economic Security Act (20 U.S.C. 3911 to 3922).

The Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources and information in new media.

Internet Business 500(c)
The Commercial Explosion Takes Place

The Commercial Internet eXchange Association is a non-profit, 501(c)6, trade association of Public Data Internet work service providers promoting and encouraging development of the public data communications internet working services industry in both national and international markets.



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