ABOUT MARC WEBER

Marc is Curatorial Director of 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 other pioneers. 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 (20)

Exhibiting the Online World

Exhibiting the Online World

  July 03, 2013
Writing about music is like dancing about architectureorigin 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 altar with the...   Read More
Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

  May 21, 2013
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

  April 23, 2013
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

  March 06, 2013
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

  January 16, 2013
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

  November 14, 2012
“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 invented which Internet?

Who invented which Internet?

  September 11, 2012
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
Going Places: A History of Surrogate Travel and Google Maps with Street View

Going Places: A History of Surrogate Travel and Google Maps with Street View

  June 22, 2012
Choose a spot on a map and you are there — immersed in a panoramic view you can move and zoom. Since 2007, Google Maps with Street View has transformed our ideas about going places, from...   Read More
Happy 20th Birthday to the public Web!

Happy 20th Birthday to the public Web!

  August 06, 2011
This month marks 20 years since the Web’s public announcement in several online forums and the release of the WWW code library, libWWW. The library was a kind of "roll your own" tool kit that...   Read More
October 29, 1969: Happy 40th Birthday to a Radical Idea!

October 29, 1969: Happy 40th Birthday to a Radical Idea!

  October 28, 2009
On the evening of October 29, 1969 the first data travelled between two nodes of the ARPANET, a key ancestor of the Internet. Even more important, this was one of the first big trials of a...   Read More