The Next 50 Years of the Internet

The challenge

The next 50 years of the Internet
An overview of the project

My writing and broadcasting

Book review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late
Review of a key, first-hand sourced book on the early history of the Internet


Professor Wendy Hall and Nico Macdonald interviewed on the 15th anniversary of the Web. Themes discussed: how much the success of the Web was anticipated; importance of ease of use of the Web; the scale of the technological revolution; importance of broadband; the lack of understanding of the value of the Web; importance of writing as well as reading Web sites; and the importance of mobile devices for Web access.

Broadcast: Debating the 15th anniversary of the Web with Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Events on society and technology

50 Years of the Internet event, 29/10/2019 (London)

As the internet enters its next wave and spreads beyond devices into every corner of our lives, we’ll ask how those principles of collaboration, knowledge-sharing and trust can be preserved. Featuring a never-been-seen-before interview with Leonard Kleinrock, we’ll also hear first-hand testimonies from some of the people who were there at the very beginning.

50 Years of the Internet

Eventbrite – Plexal presents 50 Years of the Internet – Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at Plexal, Here East, London, England. Find event and ticket information.

Internet50 | UCLA Samueli School Of Engineering celebration event, 29/10/2019 (Los Angeles, CA)

Arpanet pioneers and today’s leading technologists and visionaries will discuss the genesis, current state and future aspirations of our connected world

Internet50 | UCLA Samueli School Of Engineering

On Oct. 29, join Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, 50 years to the day when his team sent the first message over the Arpanet, transforming his mathematical theory of packet switching into what would become the modern internet.

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