204 episodes

A history of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad. Oral histories from the people that made the technology happen. "Chapter" episodes providing background on the history of the companies.

Internet History Podcast Brian McCullough

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 324 Ratings

A history of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad. Oral histories from the people that made the technology happen. "Chapter" episodes providing background on the history of the companies.

    201. The History of Audible With Angelika Fuellemann

    201. The History of Audible With Angelika Fuellemann

    Angelika Fuellemann is a designer who worked early on with BookSense.com, then got hired by Audible early on, so this is the early story of Audible. It’s funny… audio, streaming music, podcasts, audiobooks, it seems so obvious now, but it really is funny to look back and think about how off the wall this seamed before the smartphone. You mean books on tape will be a thing? 
     
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    • 25 min
    200. Professional Blogging Pioneer Josh Marshall

    200. Professional Blogging Pioneer Josh Marshall

    Josh Marshall is one of the key people who brought blogging into the realm of serious, award winning and respectable journalism. The story of his blog/publication, Talking Points Memo, or TPM is the story of blogging becoming legit and serious, but also the story of modern media over the last 20 years of digital disruption.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    199. Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

    199. Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

    Is technology really rotting our brains, destroying our society... or is that what everyone has always worried about with every technological advance, going back to tv, or telephones, or even writing letters? The new book, Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter tries to look at this question from a historical perspective. Is it really different this time? But more importantly... to what degree has technological change impacted how we think of things, and vice-versa.


    My thanks to the authors, Luke Fernandez and Susan J. Matt.
     
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    • 40 min
    198. Inventor of the Hashtag, Chris Messina

    198. Inventor of the Hashtag, Chris Messina

    Well, as we say in this episode, he’ll always be known as the inventor of the hashtag, but Chris Messina has been central to so many things in tech over the last 20 years or so. Helped Mozilla launch Firefox. Founded BarCamp where so much Web 2.0 goodness happened and was launched. Cofounded the first co-working space in San Francisco. Helped Google try to grok social with Google+. Oh, and that hashtag business.
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    197. The Internet Bookshop Story With the Tech Business History Podcast

    197. The Internet Bookshop Story With the Tech Business History Podcast

    I’ve said before I wish I could cover technology history beyond just North America, more… Well, Charles Miller has started a great podcast in Britain called Tech Business History. Charles used to report on the tech business as a BBC documentary producer. In the first series of his podcast, he’s exploring the dot com boom in the UK with some of the people he met when he was filming for the BBC back in 1999. It’s a fantastic show that I’ve fallen in love with, so what I want to do is play you an episode from his show that was amazing. It’s exactly the sort of interview I wish I had gotten for this show: In the episode we’re going to hear, he talks to Darryl Mattocks, the founder of a very early dot com called The Internet Bookshop. Yes, they were selling books on the internet before Jeff Bezos did. But I’ll let Charles introduce his guest – in this episode of TBH – Tech Business History. And if you like it, do catch up with the other episodes on iTunes or from your podcast provider


    The Tech Business History Podcast
     
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    • 50 min
    196. Google, Twitter and More With Karen Wickre

    196. Google, Twitter and More With Karen Wickre

    Everyone knows Karen Wickre, because she’s one of those classic connectors. Once we finally got in touch, I wasn’t surprised to learn we knew about half a dozen of the same people though we had never remotely crossed paths. But Karen knows everyone because she’s popped up Zelig-like in a bunch of interesting places over the course of tech history over the last 30 years or so. Early tech journalism. Planet Out. Early Google employee. Early blogger. Early tweeter. Editorial Director at Twitter. Karen has a great book out that you should read, explaining how to do what she does so successfully, called Take The Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide To Making Connections That Count.
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
324 Ratings

324 Ratings

Expat boricua ,

Great podcast!

Lots of insights and great interviews.

Dukesnuz ,

Awesome!

Best and most interesting podcast I have listened to!

calbearfan ,

Excellent podcast on Internet history

Very interesting

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