Voices of WEMU
Thu April 5, 2007
History of the Internet
By Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – A National Air and Space Museum curator says the success of the internet has taken a lot more than just the hardware and software of the original Arpanet.
Eastern Michigan University's department of computer science hosted Paul Ceruzzi on Wednesday, who discussed how a military project became the worldwide cultural phenomenon we call the internet.
Ceruzzi says it's difficult to discuss the history of the internet because it's evovling so quickly.
He says while Al Gore did not invent the internet, his support of a funding bill for an academic network was similar to President Eisenhower's support of the national highway system in the 1950's.