What Internet books should you read? Well, if you want to really get a sense of it, I’d recommend that you start at the beginning first, and learn about ARPA-NET and Bell Labs, but then I’d recommend perhaps “The Web” by Tim Burners-Less or maybe something by Vincent Cerf. There are many other Internet books worthy of mention. “The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson is good.
Also, how about a few Internet books from the 90s? “Blown to Bits” was written prior to 1999 and it’s pretty decent, but we know how that bubble turned out, and the IPO-Venture Capital rush of Silicon Valley, still it’s pretty interesting, and this second wave of the Internet technology curve will be much more lasting. Google seems to be a company everyone is talking about and at the big box book stores you will find several new titles, this year in fact in the business innovation, and business computer shelves.
You see, the Internet is changing, and it’s changing fast, and if you want to keep up, then you need to change with it also. For instance, I’d recommend that you know how it started, how it grew, how the bubble popped, and what happened next.
From there you can read what is going on right now, how things are changing as we speak and then go ahead and read what the top technology specialist believe is happening next – along with the Futurists who can’t stop making predications even though they are seldom on target judging by hindsight decades later after everyone forgot what they said.
Why does all this matter, well because the internet is part of our everyday lives, it’s infiltrated our families, companies, schools, and now with all the mobile technology, it will be with us 24/7/365 and most humans aren’t going to know what to do without it in the future. You included, so stop denying it and start learning what it all means. Please consider all this.