UVM HST 287 - Chronology (2 pages)

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The University of Vermont
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Hst 287 - Seminar in Historiography
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The World Wide Web as distinct from the Internet within which it was constructed is now over ten years old This would hardly seem old enough to make it a subject of history regardless of the fact that quite a few histories of its development have been written Yet in terms of the conceits of technological change and innovation ten years is considered quite a few generations If measured in terms of the amount of writing that has been generated about the web and its impact on society the field is as broad as many in historical study As the web continues to expand and to change it offers new opportunities for historians to both redefine how they do history and to help alter the course of how the web develops by how they use it Chronology Web antecedents Computing eras number crunching early Bitnet Internet communication web the web is an answer to a specific problem share texts built on a specific model hypertext and configured within a given technology multiple protocols HTML SGML OCHO imaging digital convergence GIS visualization multimedia Schriebman article about theory vs digital library model All of these treat computers as tools post tool era Adoption of IT in other countries Web anxiety replacing books critical skills plagiarism too much garbage link rot Challenges link rot archiving tech HTML short term vs XML and long term copyright intellectual capital publishing from publish or perish to network or no work Expanding vision technology divergence convergence HTML SGML OCHO imaging digital convergence GIS visualization multimedia literary Landow Schriebman article about theory vs digital library model Winder French Neo structuralism Tamise van Pelt offers an overview of the shift from humanist to anti humanist to posthumanist assumptions Her goal is to help readers decide whether today s computing environments can still be approached through late twentieth century anti humanist theories or whether e texts demand new media specific analyses projects like the



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