ABOUT MARC WEBER

Marc is founder and curator of the CHM’s Internet History Program and developed the Web, Networking, and Mobile galleries of the Museum's permanent exhibit. He pioneered Web history as a topic starting in 1995, with crucial help from the Web's main inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee and early colleagues. He co-founded two of the first organizations in the field. He presents and consults to companies, journalists, filmmakers, patent firms, and museums on the history of the online world.

MARC WEBER ARTICLES (14 )

Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

 7 months ago
When Robert Whitehead invented the self-propelled torpedo in the 1860s, the early guidance system for maintaining depth was so new and essential he called it “The Secret.” Airplanes got autopilots just a decade after the Wright...   Read More
Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

 9 months ago
Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee first proposed what became the World Wide Web.  Today it is living up to its ambitious name, serving  three billion people with many more yet to come. To...   Read More
MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

 1 year ago
If Steve Jobs hadn’t gotten kicked out of Apple in 1985, the Web might look very different today. But not for the reasons most people might think.   Angry and deeply hurt, the arrogant, hard-to-control young...   Read More
CHM Fellow Douglas C. Engelbart

CHM Fellow Douglas C. Engelbart

 1 year ago
His goal was building systems to augment human intelligence. His group prototyped much of modern computing (and invented the mouse) along the way   The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get...   Read More
Exhibiting the Online World

Exhibiting the Online World

 1 year ago
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” - origin uncertain, often attributed to Martin Mull   Whether you’re a Maasai tribesman buying and selling cattle on your mobile phone, or a Norwegian bride to the...   Read More
Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

 2 years ago
Five 1980s Interviews from the Pelkey Collection, Released for the First Time 40 years ago on May 23rd, 1973, a young researcher named Bob Metcalfe outlined his new “Ethernet” concept in a memo to his managers...   Read More
Robert W. Taylor, 2013 CHM Fellow

Robert W. Taylor, 2013 CHM Fellow

 2 years ago
Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister, like his father. He ended up an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. “I was never interested in the...   Read More
Endangered Online Worlds

Endangered Online Worlds

 2 years ago
In the beginning the net was mostly non-commercial, but that began to change as it grew in leaps and bounds. Soon millions around the nation had online access, at home and at work, and the stage...   Read More
The Other Internet, Part II: Cambridge to Kenya

The Other Internet, Part II: Cambridge to Kenya

 2 years ago
With his clipped red hair, freckled ruddy skin, and open yet no-nonsense manner, Nick Hughes could play a British army officer in the movies. But this quietly effective former geologist is the architect of the world’s...   Read More
The Other Internet Part 1: Masai Mara

The Other Internet Part 1: Masai Mara

 2 years ago
“Yes, we buy cattle with M-Pesa on our mobile phones. It is far more secure than carrying cash.” George is sitting on a folding stool and wearing his tribe’s full traditional dress, a mix of loosely...   Read More