Internet History Archive

Sure, the website isn’t much yet, but the Internet History Archive project seems like a very important thing. Focusing first on the period between 1980 and 1994, this is a serious history project focused on preserving the history of the development of the internet in actual historical documents. This includes oral history – interviewing the folks who were actually involved – and obtaining and preserving the documents from those days. Eventually, it will expand to other time periods.

I know that some of you folks who read this were there, and were important in the decisions that were made – if not in that period, at least in the “early web” period that immediately followed it. I encourage you to contact the folks there and offer your services. Every little bit counts.

The internet and the web are among the most significant scientific developments of the 20th century, and it is important to preserve the history of it for posterity.