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The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up

In the early 1970s, Canada envisioned a Trans-Canada Computer Communications Network free from US control.
Daniel Joseph
6.13.18
computer history
computer history

The First Text Adventure Game Ever Is Finally Open Source

‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ is due for an update.
Jordan Pearson
5.29.17
maps
maps

Mapping the Internet Was Really Easy in 1973

Behold, ARPANET in the early 1970s.
Sarah Emerson
12.17.16
Internet
Internet

US to Transfer Internet DNS Oversight After GOP Sabotage Effort Fails

A last-ditch Republican effort to block the historic transition was rejected by a federal judge.
Sam Gustin
10.1.16
Internet
Internet

Ted Cruz is Trying to Sabotage the Internet’s Governance Transition

The Texas senator’s fear-mongering claims are baseless, according to policy experts.
Sam Gustin
9.16.16
Features
Features

Werner Herzog Has Met The Internet and It Is Us

In his new documentary "Lo And Behold," Werner Herzog explores the cave of never-forgotten dreams.
ALEX PASTERNACK
8.22.16
Film
Film

'Inherent Vice' Leaves Out the Book's Vintage Web Paranoia

Somewhere in the adapting, IV: The Film loses IV: The Book's slight-but-sly critique of ARPAnet, the progenitor of the internet.
Ben Richmond
1.12.15
history
history

Happy Anniversary to the Early Internet's First Network-Wide Crash

That time ARPANET managed to DDoS itself.
Michael Byrne
10.28.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Dear Internet: Whatever You Say, You Were Invented by the Government

Sometime recently, in the midst of the lengthy campaign trail, President Obama said some dumb thing about government’s role in developing business — trying, and failing, to mimic Elizabeth Warren’s hyper-viral populist speech — and, well, people are...
Derek Mead
7.23.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

AT&T Could Have Bought the Internet in 1971

Recent victories over Hollywood's Stop Online Piracy Act have reinvigorated the fight against a corporate takeover of the internet.
Janus Kopfstein
1.17.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

RIP Paul Baran, Who Didn't Invent the Internet

Paul Baran - who just passed away after a battle with lung cancer - was working at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, in the early 1960s when he outlined what would become the central mechanism for sending data around the world. A "box...
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.28.11