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Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet

Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet is a 1998 PBS documentary series presented by Bob Cringely, looking at the history of the Internet from the 1950s to the mid 1990s. The series consists of three episodes, documenting the development of the ARPAnet, the Internet, the World Wide Web and early web browsers like Mosaic and Netscape. The first episode focuses on the development of the ARPAnet; the second episode looks at the growth of computer networking business in the 1980s; and the third and final episode features Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web and early web browsers.

Episode 1 - Networking the Nerds
This episode tells the story of the birth of the Internet through the Cold War era in 1950s and 1960s, focusing on the development of the ARPAnet.

Episode 2 - Serving the Suits
This episode looks at the growth of computer networking business in the 1980s through the interviews with business founders like Bob Metcalfe, Andy Bechtolsheim and Sandy Lerner.

Episode 3 - Wiring the World
This episode features early web browsers such as Mosaic, Netscape and the first version of Internet Explorer, as well as Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web.


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