By Lorenzo Cantoni

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In 1962, the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) was instituted, a department of the ARPA devoted to computer science projects. The development of the first prototype of the internet is due to this office, which developed a computer network known, until 1983, as ARPANET. There has been much speculation on the reasons for the institution of the ARPA and of the consequent supposed military origin of the internet; we will come back to this point later on. For now, however, it is worth noting that the history of the internet runs parallel with that of computers and informatics in general.

Print’s impetus to mass communication also facilitated individual (rather than collective) consumption of written materials. As we will see, this combination of mass communication and individual consumption is absolutely central to understanding the internet. 3 The electric revolution and the emergence of mass communication The diffusion of mass communication accelerated in the middle of the nineteenth century, thanks to all the inventions related to electricity and electronics. In this section we will present a brief sketch of the main technological inventions related to communications: • • In 1844 Samuel Morse opened the first telegraph line from Washington to Baltimore; the invention of the telegraph had two relevant consequences: for the first time information was emancipated from its physical support and distance was broken down.

Org). 3); according to ICANN’s statements and bylaws, in fact, its ‘mission appears to be at best both technical and policymaking’ (Fuller 2001). 2 A second layer of interest is concerned with technical infrastructures, as well as with hardware and software issues. As seen earlier, telecommunication industries are the most important driving force here; governments and private bodies bear a relevant interest in its diffusion, both for economical reasons (development, commerce) and for political reasons (military/strategic reasons, participation, eGovernment, see Chapter 6; see also Lazer 2001).

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