Comments & Reviews
Some comments on the site by people who helped create the Internet, many of whom helped provide information to improve it, especially the sections on Internet history:
“Most interesting and ambitious.”
Baran; invented packet switching; comment Sep 10, 2000.
“The site that gets its facts straight from
the horse’s mouth. Trust me — I’m one of the horses.”
– Richard Bartle; co-developer of the first
MUD; comment Nov 3, 2002.
“It looks great:
simple, easy, correct! Great resource!”
– Robert Cailliau; helped develop the web;
comment Nov 15, 2000.
“I really enjoyed plowing through the livinginternet web site.
the most part it is about as comprehensive as anything I have
Cerf; co-designer of TCP/IP; comment Nov 7, 2001.
“Living Internet is a history that is diligent as well as living, and
as easy to read as it was to contribute to!”
– Dave Crocker;
helped develop early email; comment Nov 23, 2002.
“An elegantly organized tour of the history of the Internet — both fun and
informative — a rare combination!”
– Steve Crocker; invented the Internet
“Excellent coverage of Public Key Cryptography. You give Merkle the credit he is due, but usually doesn’t get. And your discussion of GCHQ’s work makes several points that also are usually missed. You’ve clearly done your homework and not just rehashed others’ views. Keep up the good work!”
– Martin Hellman; co-discoverer of
public key cryptography; comment Nov 10, 2003.
and useful site! Excellent!”
Horton; helped develop the Usenet; comment Dec 3, 2000.
“As the Internet continues
its explosive growing into humankind’s living global nervous system, your site
will be all the more valuable as it clearly records the memories of our
– Steve Kinzler; helped develop the
Internet Oracle; comment Nov 14, 2000.
“Congratulations on a successful
site. It is very well organized and easy to use.”
build the ARPANET; comment Jun 10, 2000.
“I really appreciate the trouble you’ve taken. Thank you so much for doing it correctly !-) “
– Ted Nelson; popularized the concept of
hypertext; comment Feb 1, 2000.
“The site looks quite interesting and well done. It is great to see this kind of historical information collected in one place!”
– Jarkko Oikarinen; invented Internet Relay
Chat; comment Nov 30, 2002.
“You’ve done an incredible amount of research and your carefully-tended archive shows the results. Your site is a fascinating tour for newbies and old-timers alike.”
– Jean Armour Polly; popularized the phrase “surfing
the Internet”; comment Apr 8, 2002.
“Fair coverage of complicated
– Dennis Ritchie; invented
the C language; comment Nov 1, 2000.
“Nice job and reasonably balanced.”
– Lawrence Roberts; ARPANET Program Manager; comment Jan 10, 2000.
“An original, thorough, accurate site that presents the
Internet and its history to a world wide public.”
– Ben Segal; helped convert EUnet to
TCP/IP; comment Apr 16, 2002.
“Sometimes we’re all so busy creating future history, we lose track of the past. Having such a well-organized and complete reference is wonderful!”
– Gene Spafford; creator of Usenet backbone; comment Feb 23, 2003.
“I spent about an hour roaming through your site
(until my browser crashed) — I enjoyed it, thank you.”
Thompson; invented the Unix operating system; comment Oct 15, 2000.
“A great reference for people who want to get a concise and
valid historical perspective on the evolution of the net as a whole.”
Turoff; created first multi-machine chat system; comment Sep 4, 2000.