The History of the Internet, Visualized

The Hamster Dance, c. 1997I love history. I love technology. Thus, an infographic detailing “The History of the Internet” should be right up my alley, correct?

Only if it is accurate.

Gizmodo recently released this detailed version of the Internet’s history, but there are some glaring errors. Where is Vannevar Bush’s Memex from 1945? What about the invention of the personal computer and the mouse? You cannot use the Internet if you do not have a computer.

For comparison, please check out The Computer History Museum’s Internet History (1962-1992).

Gizmodo's History of the Internet

Can you spot a few other things that “should” be mentioned in this infographic?

As for me, Internet history means one thing, and one thing only. The hamster dance. :)

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