Control, Change and the Internet

Patrick Maslen (


This is a consolidated bibliography. This is partly because the Internet's recent time-frame and rapid evolution blurs the distinction between primary and secondary sources and makes such distinction unhelpful, and partly because consolidating the bibliography makes it easier for the reader to refer to the works of specific authors mentioned in the text. Square brackets ([ ]) denote online sources. In citing electronic sources I have followed the guidelines suggested in Melvin Page, 'A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities' v.1.1, [], 30 October, 1995. The acronym 'RFC' stands for Network Working Group Request For Comments document.

  1. (no listed author), 'RFC Index', [], 12 September, 1996.
  2. Adriole, Stephen J. and Halpin, Stanley M. (eds.), Information Technology for Command and Control: Methods and Tools for Systems Development and Evaluation, New York, IEEE Press, 1991.
  3. Ahamad, Mustaque (ed.), Multicast Communication in Distributed Systems, Los Alamitos, California, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1990.
  4. Ananda, Akkihebbal L. and Srinivasan Balasubrmaniam (eds.), Distributed Computing Systems: Concepts and Structures, Los Alamitos, California, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1991.
  5. Anderson, Robert H., Bikson, Tora K., Law, Sally Ann, Mitchell, Bridger M., 'Universal Access to Email: Feasability and Societal Implications', RAND report, [], 1995.
  6. Arquilla, John and Ronfeldt, David, 'Cyberwar is Coming!', [], 1993.
  7. Becker, Jörg, Hedebro, Göran and Paldán, Leena (eds.), Communication and Domination: Essays to Honor Herbert I. Schiller, Norwood, New Jersey, USA, Ablex Publishing Co., 1986.
  8. Beddis, Rex, A Sense of Place, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1982.
  9. Braden, R., Cerf, V., Chapin, L., Clark, D., Hobby, R., 'Towards the Future Internet Architecture', RFC 1287, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1287.txt], 12 December 1991.
  10. Braman, Sandra, 'Horizons of the State: Information Policy and Power' in Journal of Communication, vol. 45, no. 4 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 4-24.
  11. Braun, H., 'NSFNET Routing Architecture', RFC 1093, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1093.txt], 1 February, 1989.
  12. Bressler, R., '"But my NCP costs $500 a day!"', RFC 0425, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0425.txt], 19 December, 1972.
  13. Brinkley, Alan, 'Writing the History of Contemporary America: Dilemmas and Challenges', in Daedalus113 (Summer 1984), pp. 121-141.
  14. Bumgarner, Lee S. [], 'Great Renaming FAQ 2.0 beta (text this time)', in USENET groups [alt.culture.usenet], [alt.folklore.internet], 31 August, 1995.
  15. Cerf, Vinton, ‘How the Internet Came to Be’, from Aboba, Bernard, The Online User’s Encyclopedia: bulletin boards and beyond, Reading, Massachusetts, Addison- Wesley, 1993, pp. 527-34.
  16. Cerf, Vinton, 'Comments on NCP/TCP Mail Service Transition Strategy', RFC 0773, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0773.txt], 1 October 1980.
  17. Cerf, Vinton, 'Internet Activities Board', RFC 1120, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1120.txt], 1 September, 1989.
  18. Cerf, Vinton, 'Pre-emption', RFC 0794, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0794.txt], 1 September 1981.
  19. Cerf, Vinton, 'Report of the Second Ad Hoc Network Management Review Group', RFC 1109, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1109.txt], 1 August 1989.
  20. Cerf, Vinton, A Brief History of the Internet and Related Networks, [ gopher:// A Brief History of the Internet and Related Networks by V. Cerf], undated electronic document.
  21. Clark, D., 'IP Datagram Reassembly Algorithms', RFC 0815, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0815.txt], 1 July, 1982.
  22. Clark, D., 'Names, Addresses, Ports and Routes', RFC 0814, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0814.txt], 1 July 1982.
  23. Cleaver, Harry [], 'The Zapatistas and the Electronic Fabric of Struggle', [], 1996.
  24. Cleaver, Harry [], 'Working The Net for the Zapatistas', in Chiapas95 [chiapas-l@profmexis.dgsca], 7 February 1996.
  25. Cole, Barry G. (ed.), After the Breakup: Assessing the New Post-AT&T Divestiture Era, New York, Columbia University Press, 1991.
  26. Conte, T., Delp, G., Farber, D., 'Thinwire Protocol for Connecting Personal Computers to the Internet', RFC 0914, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0914.txt], 1 September, 1984.
  27. Crocker, S., 'Best Laid Plans', RFC 0149, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0149.txt], 5 October, 1971.
  28. Crocker, S., 'The Address is the Message', RFC 1776, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1776.txt], 1 April 1995.
  29. Crowley, David and Heyer, Paul, Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society, 2nd ed., White Plains, USA, Longman Publishing Group, 1995.
  30. Cysper, R. J., Communications for Co-operating Systems: OSI, SNA and TCP/IP, Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1991.
  31. Dertouzos, Michael L. and Moses, Joel (eds.), The Computer Age: A Twenty-Year View, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1980.
  32. Galambos, Louis, 'Technology, Political Economy, and Professionalization: Central Themes of the Organizational Synthesis', in Business History Review, vol. 57, no. 4 (Winter 1983), pp. 471-493.
  33. Gibson, William, Neuromancer, London, HarperCollins, 1984.
  34. Giuliano, Vincent [et al.], Into the Information Age: a Perspective for Federal Action on Information: a report / prepared by Arthur D. Little, Inc., for the National Science Foundation, Chicago, American Library Association, 1978.
  35. González-Manet, Enrique, Informatics and Society: The New Challenges, (trans: Laurien Alexandre), Norwood, New Jersey, Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1992.
  36. Gould, Carol C. (ed.), The Information Web: Ethical and Social Implications of Computer Networking, Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press Inc., 1989.
  37. Greenfield, S., 'Remembrances of Things Past', RFC 1300 (poetry), [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1300.txt], 7 February 1992.
  38. Hafner, Katie [] and Lyon, Matthew [], Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1996.
  39. Hamid, Mowlana (ed), Global Information and World Communication: New Frontiers in International Relations, New York, Longman Inc., 1986.
  40. Harasim, Linda M. (ed.), Global Networks: Computers and International Communication, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press, 1993.
  41. Hardy, H. E. [], 'The History of the Net', v8.5, unpublished Master's Thesis, School of Communications, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, [], September 28, 1993.
  42. Hays, Samuel P., 'The New Organizational Society' in American Political History as Social Analysis: Essays by Samuel P. Hays, Knoxville, Tennessee, University of Tennessee Press, 1980.
  43. Hootman, Joseph T., 'The Computer Network as a Marketplace' in Datamation no. 18 (April, 1972), pp. 43-46.
  44. Internet Society Press Release, 'Latest Internet measurements reveal dramatic growth in 1994', [gopher://], 4 August 1994.
  45. Jabbari, Bijan (ed.), Worldwide Advances in Communication Networks, New York, Plenum Press, 1994.
  46. Jones, Steven G. (ed.), CyberSociety: Computer-mediated Communication and Community, Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE Publications, Inc., 1995.
  47. Jussawalla, Mehroo and Cheah, Chee-Wah, The Calculus of International Communications, Littleton, Colorado, Libraries Unlimited, 1987.
  48. Kahin, B., 'Commercialisation of the Internet Summary Report', RFC 1192, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1192.txt], 12 November 1990.
  49. Katzan, Harry S., Jr., Multinational Computer Systems: An Introduction to Transnational Data Flow and Data Regulation, New York, Von Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1980.
  50. Kent, S., 'U. S. Department of Defense Security options for the Internet Protocol', RFC 1108, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1108.txt], 27 November, 1991.
  51. Krasner, Stephen D., 'Approaches to the State: Alternative Conceptions and Historical Dynamics', in Comparative Politics, vol. 16, no. 2 (January, 1984), pp. 223-246.
  52. Krol, E., 'Hitchhiker's guide to the Internet', RFC 1118, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1118.txt], 1 September 1989.
  53. LaQuey, Tracy, The Internet Companion: A beginner's guide to Global Networking, 2nd ed, Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1994.
  54. Leuchtenburg, William E., 'The Pertinence of Political History: Reflections on the Significance of the State in America', in Journal of American History, vol. 73, no. 3, (December 1986), pp. 585-600.
  55. Little, M., 'Goals and Functional Requirements for Inter-autonomous System Routing', RFC 1126, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1126.txt],
  56. Malkin, G., 'Who's Who in the Internet: Biographies of IAB, IESG and IRSG Members', RFC 1336, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1336.txt], 19 August 1991.
  57. Marine, A., Reynolds, J., Malkin, G., 'FYI on Questions and Answer Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions', RFC 1594, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1594.txt], 11 March 1994.
  58. Mazzocco, Dennis W., Networks of Power: Corporate T.V.'s Threat to Democracy, Boston, Massachusetts, South End Press, 1994.
  59. McKenzie, A., 'ISO Transport Protocol Specification ISO DP 8073', RFC 0905, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0905.txt], 1 April, 1984 (April Fool's Day...)
  60. McKenzie, Alexander A. and Walden, David C., 'ARPANET, The Defense Data Network and Internet', in Froelich, Fritz E. (ed.), The Froelich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (v.1), New York, Marcel Dekker Inc., 1991.
  61. Miller, R. Bruce and Wolf, Milton T. (eds.), Thinking Robots, an aware Internet, and cyberpunk librarians: the 1992 LITA president's program: presentations by Hans
  62. Moravec, Bruce Sterling, and David Brin, Chicago, Library and Information Technology Association, 1992.
  63. Moore, K., 'MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Part Two: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text', RFC 1522, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1522.txt], 23 September 1993.
  64. Mosco, Vincent and Wasko, Janet (eds.), The Political Economy of Information, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
  65. Mulgan, G. J., Communication and Control: Networks and the New Economies of Communication, Oxford, Polity Press, 1991.
  66. Negroponte, Nicholas P., Being Digital. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1995.
  67. Newsbytes, 'Burma ban on modems', in Age, 1 October 1996, p. D2.
  68. Nichols, Roy F., 'History in a Self-Governing Culture', American Historical Review 72 (January 1967), pp. 411-424.
  69. Owen, K., 'Data Communications: IFIP's International "Network" of Experts', RFC 0820, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0820.txt], 1 August, 1982.
  70. Oxford Illustrated Dictionary, London, Oxford University Press, 1962.
  71. Padlipsky, M., 'A Perspective on the ARPANET Reference Model', RFC 0871, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0871.txt], 1 September, 1982.
  72. Padlipsky, M., 'All Victims Together', RFC 0967, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0967.txt], 1 December, 1985.
  73. Padlipsky, M., 'Critique of X.25', RFC 0874, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0874.txt], 1 September, 1982.
  74. Padlipsky, M., 'Gateways, Architectures, and Heffalumps', RFC 0875, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0875.txt], 1 September, 1982.
  75. Padlipsky, M., 'The Illusion of Vendor Support', RFC 0873, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0873.txt], 1 September, 1982.
  76. Page, Melvin E. [], 'A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities', v.1.1, [], 30 October, 1995.
  77. Postel, J., 'Internet Protocol Handbook: Table of Contents', RFC 0774, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0774.txt], 1 October, 1980.
  78. Postel, J., 'On the Junk Mail Problem', RFC 0706, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0706.txt], 8 November 1975.
  79. Postel, Jonathan, 'Internet Protocol', RFC 0791, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0791.txt], 1 September, 1981.
  80. Quarterman, John and Mitchell, S. Carl, 'What is the Internet, Anyway?', RFC 1935, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1935.txt], 10 April, 1996.
  81. Quarterman, John S. and Mitchell, Smoot Carl, The Internet Connection: System Connectivity and Configuration, Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994.
  82. Rekhter, 'EGP and Policy Based Routing in the New NSFNET Backbone', RFC 1092, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1092.txt], 1 February, 1989.
  83. Reynolds, Joyce, 'Helminthiasis of the Internet', RFC 1135, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1135.txt], 1 December, 1989.
  84. Ronfeldt, David, 'Cyberocracy is Coming', [], 1992.
  85. Rosen, E., 'Vulnerabilities of Network Control Protocols: An Example', RFC 0789, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0789.txt], 1 July, 1981.
  86. Salus, Peter H., Casting the Net: From ARPANET to Internet and beyond, Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1995.
  87. Schnierle, Matt [], 'alt.conspiracy.usenet-cabal FAQ', [], 7 January, 1996.
  88. Schramm, Wilbur, Story of Human Communication: Cave Painting to Microchip, New York, Harper and Row, 1988.
  89. Schwartz, M., 'A Measurement Study of Changes in Service-Level Reachability in the Global TCP/IP Internet: Goals, Experimental Design, Implementation, and Policy Considerations', RFC 1273, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1273.txt], 14 November 1991.
  90. Sidhu, D., 'Some Problems with the Specification of the Military Standard Internet Protocol', RFC 0963, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0963.txt], 1 November, 1985.
  91. Smallberg, D., Westine, A., Postel, J., 'Summary of Smallberg surveys', RFC 0847, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc0847.txt], 1 February 1983.
  92. Smith, Ted J. (III) (ed.), Communication in Australia, Warrnambool, Australia, Warrnambool Institute Press and Australian Communication Association, 1983. Stahl, M., Romano, S., Recker, M., 'Internet Numbers', RFC 1117, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1117.txt], 1 August 1989.
  93. Star, Susan Leigh (ed), The Cultures of Computing, Oxford, Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
  94. Sterling, Bruce [], 'Short History of the Internet', [ gopher://], from Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1993.
  95. Stevenson, Robert L., Communication, Development and the Third World: The Global Politics of Information, New York, Longman Inc., 1988.
  96. Vallee, Jaques, The Network Revolution: Confessions of a Computer Scientist, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1984.
  97. Waitzman, D., 'A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers', RFC 1149, [NIS.NSF.NET/internet/documents/rfc1149.txt], 1 April 1990.
  98. Wilhelm, Donald, Global Communications and Political Power, New Brunswick, USA, Transaction Publishers, 1990.
  99. Williams, M. B. (ed.), Pathways to the Information Society: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computer Communication, London, 7-10 September, 1982, Oxford, North Holland Publishing Company, 1982.
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