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Chapter 7 – The Internet

Interviews with Terry Winograd, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Steve Rogers, and Mark Podlaseck

Professor Terry Winograd teaches computer science at Stanford. He was advisor to Larry Page when Larry and Sergey Brin were developing their first prototypes, before they founded Google. He gives an overview of the development of the Internet, and explains the reasons behind the extraordinary success that Google has enjoyed. Larry and Sergey were interviewed in 2002, when Google was taking hold, but before there was any talk of going public. They were engagingly modest about their designs, but it was already obvious that they had successfully resisted the dot-com madness and had created a search engine that would change the world.

Steve Rogers is head of production at BBC New Media. He describes the design of the BBC homepage, which is shown as a case study.

Mark Podlaseck, who researches the navigation of large databases at IBM, describes the rationale behind his beautiful design for the glassengine, a Web site that allows you to browse the music of Philip Glass.

Representation of the stucture of the Internet. <em>Download</em> Young Hyun of CAIDA, using graph visualization tool code-named Walrus

Representation of the stucture of the Internet. Download Young Hyun of CAIDA, using graph visualization tool code-named Walrus