Brief History of the Future

Brief History of the Future

The Origins of the Internet

By John Naughton

Overlook Books, Hardcover, 9781585670321, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 2000

Naughton has written a warm and passionate book that seeks to rescue the Internet from the condescension of posterity to celebrate the engineers and scientists who implemented their dreams in hardware and software.

About the Author
Naughton has been an academic and a journalist all his working life. He is a Senior Lecturer in Systems at the Open University and, since 1987, has written a weekly column for the OBSERVER, which has won him several major awards. He is also a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and the Director of the College's Press Fellowship Progrma.