Author Archives: Jim Boulton

About Jim Boulton

Curator of "Digital Archaeology", an event that celebrates the golden age of the website and raises the profile of web archiving. The show has featured as a key part of Internet Week, gaining global media coverage and much appreciated support from The British Library, The Library of Congress and Google.

An Interview with Peter Kirstein CBE

Peter Kirstein CBE put the first computer on the ARPANET outside the US, worked with Vint…

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School Workshop

It was fantastic hearing young people’s vision of the Internet at Here East last week. While…

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Happy Birthday Internet

How do we define the birth of the Internet? As an ambiguous, shifting entity, it is…

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50 Years of the Internet

At 10.30pm on 29 October 1969, a team led by Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a message…

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An interview with Alan Emtage

On the 28th November 2017 I was lucky enough to interview Alan Emtage, inventor of the…

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64 Bits: Here East 2017

Appearing as a standalone exhibition at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 64-BITS consisted of…

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A (very) Concise Creative History of Computers

It all started in 1952, when strangely composed, anonymous love letters started appearing on the noticeboard…

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Search and you will find

In the early days of the web, Tim Berners-Lee maintained a list of websites on the…

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Plotting the past

Where maps were static, now they are dynamic. Where before we turned the page of an…

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Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others

In the early ‘70’s, following the launch of ARPANET, several packet-switching networks emerged. Robert Kahn had…

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GIF not JIF

It’s almost thirty-years-old. It only supports 256 colours. It’s unsuitable for photographs. It has no sound…

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The Emoticon

The first use of the smiley face on a screen was in September 1982 at Carnegie…

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