Here are some links to books, videos, and articles that are either um, by us, or that are super useful to understanding how the internet works and its history. It’s by no means an exhaustive list! We hope it’s useful to you.
Bubblesort Zines by Amy Wibowo are an amazing collection of zines about different aspects of computer science and networking.
Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization, Alex “You Literally Can’t Escape Alex Galloway” Galloway
All of Ingrid’s Beneath the Cloud stories for The Atlantic
How It’s Made: Fiber Optics
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, Andrew Blum
A Prehistory of The Cloud, Tung-Hui Hu
Urban Giants, a short documentary on two major NYC carrier hotels.
How DNS Works Guide from DNSimple
ICANN’s website on new gTLDs
James Bridle’s Citizen Ex essays on country-code domains
From Yu to Me, a documentary about the former Yugoslavian top-level domain and its demise
A massive dump of interesting PDFs related to internet history from Brett Victor