[NetBehaviour] The Web before the Web

marc.garrett at furtherfield.org marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Oct 31 12:56:44 CET 2006

Hi Bruno,

Great stuff :-)


The Web before the Web
Christophe Bruno (2004-2006)


In September 2004 I was a guest-blogger for the French online magazine 
fluctuat.net. I wrote a series of short posts about what could be called 
"the precursors of the Web"... or "the Web minus the technology".
(the posts in french are here 

Here is an augmented and updated version in English.

The Web before the Web:

James Joyce
Jeremy Bentham
Edgar Allan Poe
Stéphane Mallarmé
Alan Turing
Georges Perec & Marcel Bénabou
Stanley Milgram
Frederick Taylor
The Great Chain of Being
The Web after the Web


To be published in the magazine for art and new media Aminima N°20 

Christophe Bruno

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