[ih] FYI - Richard McManus' "Web Development History" project

Dan York york at isoc.org
Sat Feb 6 09:18:37 PST 2021

Purely FYI … if you are not already aware, Richard McManus (founder of ReadWriteWeb[1]) has started a new side project to chronicle the history of the web from a development perspective. You can read more in this thread on Twitter:


And his site with articles is at: https://webdevelopmenthistory.com/

While he seems to plan to focus on the history of the *web* versus of the Internet, he does blur the distinction in his writing and a couple of his articles have already focused on Douglas Engelbart and some of that early online history (labeled as “Pre-History” in his tagging).

Anyway, if any of you are interested in following the project, there’s an email list and RSS feed as well as specific Twitter and Facebook feeds.


[1] I was a big fan of “RWW” when it began in the early 2000s because it was one of the media sites focused on the technology and development sides of the Web. After it was sold in 2011 and McManus left in 2012, it took a different direction.

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