About the Book
The History of the Web is a newsletter I write each week. It is the culmination of years and years of research, endless reams of notes, and a deep passion for the World Wide Web distilled down to an interesting new story plucked from the web's past each week. It's been an incredible (and unexpected) journey, and something I'm extremely proud of.
Over the past two years, I've written about sixty entries. All of them have now been compiled into this book, Volume I. Buried inside you'll find fascinating narrative threads from the web's history, starting all the way from the beginning and straight on through to the very first browsers, the emergence of web design, to the evolving landscape of our online world. You can learn all about:
- Why we use the
imgtag instead of the
- The very first search engine (hint, it's not Google!)
- The communities of people that stand at the heart of the World Wide Web
When I originally sent these out, they were in what amounts to an essentially random order, retelling each story as I uncovered it in my research. For this book, though, I wanted to do something special. So I went all the way back to the beginning and rearranged each chapter in chronological order. Now you can experience history as it was meant to be, as a living, breathing, evolving story.
If you're reading this, you love the web like I do. And if you do love the web, I guarantee you'll love the tidbits hidden throughout this book. You might even learn a thing or two.
About the Author
Developer by day, historian by night. Created The History of the Web, a weekly newsletter all about the web's past.