The End of the Virtual: Digital Methods

What I’m going to do today is sit­u­ate dig­i­tal meth­ods as an approach, as an out­look, in the his­to­ry of Internet-related research. I’d like to divide up the his­to­ry of Internet research large­ly into three eras, the first being where we thought of the Web as a kind of cyberspace.

Kimberly Claffy’s Internet Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Speech

So many pre­vi­ous awardees have spo­ken of the mag­ic sauce of the Internet. The oppo­site of secret sauce, I guess, because they all use the word open.” Open stan­dards, open archi­tec­ture, open source. They said this open­ness is what made the Internet the Internet. Which sounds most­ly right, although not much like how we expe­ri­ence the Internet today.