The blog post isn´t really new, but just found some really nice words on the “History of the Internet” on the blog of John Nack — Thanks
Melih Bilgil’s The History of the Internet tells, well, you know, using minimal lines but loads of attention to detail. (The fly-over of Cuba is terrific.) Adobe designer Ethan Eismann writes, “My new personal mission in life is to bring this level or higher of engaging instruction to an Adobe welcome screen near you.”
For all the german readers of the PICOL Blog. On October 20th there will be a feature by the director Mike Schaefer in the show “Quarks & Co” on the TV channel WDR.
The episode is called “Die Macht des Internets”. The feature of Mike Schaefer uses parts of the animation “History of the Internet” and for this episode we developed two more takes, which show the Internet of today. In this feature Mike made an very interesting interview with Lawrence Roberts, who was chief scientist at the ARPA.
For more information visit the website of “Quarks & Co“.
Don´t miss the show.
UPDATE: You can download the whole episode here (97MB | MP4)
For those, who don´t know this documentary. This is an documentary from 1972, about early networks, the ARPANET and the beginning of the Internet. There are a lot of interviews with some of its founders.
On October the 4th in 1957, during the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent the first unmanned satellite to space. As response to that the United States commisioned the Advanced Research Project Agency or DARPA. To prevent further surprises like the launch of the Sputnik the DARPA has to build up a research network to speed up research. This network will be the ARPANET and later the Internet.
One part out of the animated documentary about the “history of the Internet” I will start soon.