Internet Pioneers

Here are a few suggestions for further reading. Most of these books were consulted in the creation of this website. You may purchase these books from by clicking on the titles.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late : The Origins of the Internet
by Katie Hafner and Matt Lyon
This is my favorite general history of the Internet. If you only read 1 book about the creation of the Internet this should probably be it.

Inventing the Internet
by Janet Abbate
Another good general history of the Internet.

Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
by Tim Berners-Lee
This book is about how the World Wide Web developed from the Internet written by the man who made it happen.

Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business
by Robert H. Reid
Reid explores the business aspects of the World Wide Web

Nerds 2.0.1 : A Brief History of the Internet
by Stephen Segaller
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet presents the development of the Web as a product of colliding, dualistic forces: the individuality of the personal computer and the universality of a global network.

Endless Frontier : Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century
by G. Pascal Zachary
This is an excellent biography of Vannevar Bush. It is a must-read for those interested in Internet history.

From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and the Mind's Machine
by James Nyce (editor)
This book includes Vannevar Bush's writings on his Memex and essays by technology historians.

Bootstrapping : Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing
by Thierry Bardini
Engelbart's work and his vision for a human-computer interface is considered in its historical context.

Casting the Net: From ARPANET to INTERNET and Beyond
by Peter H. Salus