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The History of the Internet in Byte-Sized Chunks
The History of the Internet in Byte-Sized Chunks

The History of the Internet in Byte-Sized Chunks


Bite-Sized Chunks


224 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.99 (CA $22.99) (US $16.99)

Publication Date: May 2024

ISBN 9781789295597

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (May 2024)
Michael O'Mara

Price: $16.99


A fascinating, accessible and expertly written introduction to the most important invention in human history.

The internet is everywhere. But how did it start? How has it changed? And what will it look like in the future?

No development in human history has changed the world as radically, or as quickly, as the advent of the internet. There’s almost no aspect of 21st-century life that it hasn’t shaped or fundamentally altered, for better or for worse. But the history of the internet is longer than you might think. Its foundations stretch as far back as the 1960s, decades before it would become an accessible and inescapable part of everyday life.

In this new entry in the bestselling Bite-Sized Chunks series, author and journalist Chris Stokel-Walker traces the internet from its (relatively) humble beginnings to the ubiquitous force that exists today, from email and dial-up to social media and the metaverse.

Breaking down complex concepts around how the world wide web works, how it has changed over time, and the effects it has had on the world as we know it, as well as explaining key terminology and spotlighting important figures, The History of the Internet in Byte-Sized Chunks explains everything you need to know about this era-defining technology in short, easy-to-digest chapters.

Author Biography

Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance journalist specializing in technology and digital culture. He is the author of YouTubers: How YouTube Shook up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars, and TikTok Boom: China's Dynamite App and the Superpower Race for Social Media. His work has appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, New Scientist, the Guardian and The Times. He teaches journalism at Newcastle University.