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Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything.

The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first "dotcom."

Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape's Marc Andreessen and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet's rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.

8 pages of photographs

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Brian McCullough

Well-known for hosting the daily Techmeme Ride Home podcast and the bi-weekly Internet History Podcast, Mr. McCullough is a twenty year veteran of the technology industry.He founded ResumeWriters.com in 1999 (when still in college) survived the dotcom bust and grew the company into the premiere player in its space. He also co-founded WhoToTalkTo.com, an early social networking player in the job search space, and WhereAreTheJobs.com.He was named as a member of the inaugural class of TED Residents in 2016.He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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