Article ID: CBB826738719

Infrastructure, Representation, and Historiography in BBN's Arpanet Maps (2016)


The earliest and most widespread representation of the Arpanet were network graphs or maps that, arguably, remain its most prominent artifact. In an earlier article, the authors analyzed how the maps were created, what they represented, and how histories of the network parallel their emphases and omissions. Here, the authors begin a retooling of the maps to highlight further what is missing from them: communication flows, gateways to other networks, and hierarchies between its nodes.

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Authors & Contributors
Fidler, Bradley Reuben
Downey, Greg
Peters, Benjamin
Lubken, Deborah
Latil, Pierre de
Salus, Peter H.
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Technology and Culture
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Houghton Mifflin
Peer-to-Peer Communications Inc.
Blackwell Publishers
Princeton University
Yale University
History of Computing
Computer networks
Information technology
Tomlinson, Raymond W.
Kemeny, John G. (1926-1993)
Kurtz, Thomas E.
United States
Minnesota (U.S.)
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, late
Computer History Museum
United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
United States. Defense Communications Agency
International Network Working Group
Club of Rome
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium

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