The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up
In the early 1970s, Canada envisioned a Trans-Canada Computer Communications Network free from US control.
The First Text Adventure Game Ever Is Finally Open Source
‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ is due for an update.
Mapping the Internet Was Really Easy in 1973
Behold, ARPANET in the early 1970s.
US to Transfer Internet DNS Oversight After GOP Sabotage Effort Fails
A last-ditch Republican effort to block the historic transition was rejected by a federal judge.
Ted Cruz is Trying to Sabotage the Internet’s Governance Transition
The Texas senator’s fear-mongering claims are baseless, according to policy experts.
Werner Herzog Has Met The Internet and It Is Us
In his new documentary "Lo And Behold," Werner Herzog explores the cave of never-forgotten dreams.
'Inherent Vice' Leaves Out the Book's Vintage Web Paranoia
Somewhere in the adapting, IV: The Film loses IV: The Book's slight-but-sly critique of ARPAnet, the progenitor of the internet.
Happy Anniversary to the Early Internet's First Network-Wide Crash
That time ARPANET managed to DDoS itself.
Dear Internet: Whatever You Say, You Were Invented by the Government
Sometime recently, in the midst of the lengthy campaign trail, President Obama said some dumb thing about government’s role in developing business — trying, and failing, to mimic Elizabeth Warren’s hyper-viral populist speech — and, well, people are...
AT&T Could Have Bought the Internet in 1971
Recent victories over Hollywood's Stop Online Piracy Act have reinvigorated the fight against a corporate takeover of the internet.
RIP Paul Baran, Who Didn't Invent the Internet
Paul Baran - who just passed away after a battle with lung cancer - was working at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, in the early 1960s when he outlined what would become the central mechanism for sending data around the world. A "box...