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 (13 )

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Who really invented the Internet? I was fascinated by the recent kerfuffle over this question, which started with Gordon Crovitz’s July article in the Wall Street Journal. The catch is that even if you could dispel Read More ...