Sunday, 1 February 2009

History of the Internet

I came across this rather lovely 8 minute film that explains how the Internet came into being. Its production values are reminiscent of a 1970s Open University TV show, which appealed to me as I'm about to begin an MA in Online and Distance Education with the OU; although the learning environment is rather more dynamic now than the shows I caught on TV as a youngster.

Anyway, this gives a great background to the system that allows us now to communicate visual, auditory and text based data with the minimum of fuss. It's worth watching to the end. Enjoy.


Sunny said...

thanks for sharing

Dan Felstead said...


8 minutes well spent. WOW, we have come a long way! Can you imagine what this will look like 50 10 years from now?