How the Internet Happened  by Brian McCullough audiobook

How the Internet Happened : From Netscape to the iPhone

By Brian McCullough
Read by Timothy Andrés Pabon

Blackstone Publishing 9781631493072


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Runtime: 13.49 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A Library Journal Best Books of the Year selection

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Tech guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything.

The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first “dotcom.”

Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape’s Marc Andreessen and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet’s rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In his story, the internet didn’t happen only because of wizardly coding and cheaper computers. It also happened because of serendipity, failure, friendships, and blood feuds…Such historical tidbits help us see that today’s tech titans didn’t arrive on the scene as superhuman.” Wall Street Journal
“[A] lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology…[that] chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time.” BookRiot
“A tasty, educational treat for tech heads and other web denizens.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Tech enthusiasts and students of business, marketing, and ecommerce will benefit from the detailed chronicling of the early Internet days. Readers will delight in being reminded of long-forgotten platforms and in understanding how Internet evangelists, Wall Street, and the moneyed elite have shaped our online lives.” Library Journal (starred review)
“An entertaining and informative technological history which computer geeks and readers interested in everything from sociology to business and media will relish.” Booklist
“Narrator Timothy Andrés Pabon’s voice provides a sense of wonder and enthusiasm, which capture the overwhelmingly sunny tone of McCullough’s prose.” AudioFile
“Brian McCullough vividly recounts the brilliant hunches, happy accidents, and fortuitous timing that converged to create the first twenty-five years of the internet era.” Chris Anderson, owner of TED
“A fast-paced and enjoyable perspective on our lives, as well as a compelling exploration for how humanity and computers came together in profound ways.” Richard Munson, author of Tesla
“Destined to become the definitive text on how the web became big business―and came to dominate every facet of our lives.” Brian Merchant, author of The One Device



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Author Bio: Brian McCullough

Author Bio: Brian McCullough

Brian McCullough is a two-decade veteran of the internet industry and the founder of various web-based startups. Host of the Internet History Podcast, he was named a 2016 TED Resident. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 13.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English