For background on the development of the Internet as a unique new communications system, you can start with these papers on the role of government and the new communication paradigm made possible by the Internet

For the most recent articles in OhmyNews articles

or on my blog at taz netizenblog

For the online version or information on the printed version published by the IEEE Computer Society in 1997, go to Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet by Michael Hauben and Ronda Hauben

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