This is the most culturally sophisticated history of the Internet yet written. We can't make sense of what the Internet means in our lives without reading Schulte's elegant account of what the Internet has meant at various points in the past 30 years.
—Siva Vaidhyanathan, Chair of the Department of Media Studies at The University of Virginia
"Schulte (Univ. of Arkansas) captures the reader's attention in the first chapter by showing how the science fiction film WarGames (1983) gave the Internet both a game for teenagers and a 'potential weapon for global destruction....' A useful, scholarly resource for readers interested in the cultural development of the Internet."
"The strengths of Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture lie in its rich, detailed, engaging, and engrossing stories of the Internet. Schulte convincingly shows technology as a product of historical legacies, as well as cultural and politics."
—Bessie Chu, International Journal of Communication
"Cached closely captures popular struggles over the narration of computing technology, and the ensuing responses by society in both trying to dismantle as well as reinforce the boundaries of access to computer networking technologies. Schulte convincingly narrates these struggles by engaging with the changing debates on the functionalism of computing technologies."
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