Sunday, February 2, 2014

History of the Internet: Animated Video!

While I was searching around online for some more information about pre-internet technology, I stumbled upon this awesome youtube video. It's a short animated documentary that sums up what we learned in the Campbell-Kelley article, "The Internet." The animation is slick and minimalistic, and it goes into how the internet was influenced by the atomic-bomb hysteria generated by the Cold War. Fear of atomic missiles destroying centralized communication systems prompted technology developers to create DE-centralized systems that would keep working even if one node were destroyed in the unlikely event of an atomic bomb. It's an example of how war, however violent and crazy, can produce some really useful technology! 

Binns, Jack. "History of the Internet." Youtube. 25 March 2009. Web. February 2014. 

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