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How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone

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Author: Brian McCullough

The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first "dotcom."

Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape's Marc Andreessen and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet's rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.



Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Published: 10/23/2018
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.20w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781631493072

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2018 pg. 136
Library Journal 09/01/2018 pg. 75
Booklist 09/01/2018 pg. 4

About the Author
McCullough, Brian: - Brian McCullough is a two-decade veteran of the internet industry and the founder of various web-based startups. Host of the Internet History Podcast, he was named a 2016 TED Resident. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.