Internet’s Antecedents

The internet is, to most people’s minds, a fairly new bit of technology. It’s not though. It’s just incremental advancement in technology serving the same needs and desires as its antecedents.

Egyptian Internet - People Writing On Walls And Worshiping Cats
Yep! People Writing On Walls And Worshiping Cats

History doesn’t so much repeat itself as people repaint and reinvent the same things and call it “new and improved.” ๐Ÿ˜†

And, for those that might care, pick up a copy of  The Victorian Internet and really get laugh at how little or nothing has changed.

Related Reading:

The Internet Book: Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works (4th Edition)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
The Cat Rescue Diaries: 56 True Life Stories of Cats Who Found Their Forever Homes, and the People Who Saved Them
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

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