Week Three: How the Internet Works

Tuesday, September 12th


  • Define: Packet Switch, Circuit Switch, Arpanet, IP address.
  • Standage makes the claim (from last weeks reading) that the telegraph was the “Victorian Internet” these works above make a case that the internet is a fairly radical idea, different from the telegraph. According to the above readings what makes the internet different from the telegraph.
  • Remember that you should also post to your notes two examples of Techno-determinism, and two of cultural determinism.

Thursday, September 14th

  • No Class