Praise for Architects of the Web

"The best attempt yet to chronicle the beginnings of the a communications revolution that may someday make even the telephone seem insignificant."

The Economist

"Well written and rich with detail .... Reid's book will probably come to be viewed as the definitive early history of the eight companies he profiles."


"For anyone interested in a more sophisticated, somewhat technical introduction to the Net, or to the Web in particular."

-Worth Magazine

"Architects of the Web is a book for everyone. You don't have to be a 24-hour-a-day Nethead to appreciate this peek behind the Web's curtain For the savvy and newbies, Reid does all Internet users a favor by elaborating on this intensely evolving entity that has become a large part of everyone's life."

Copley News Service

"This book is clearly written, providing good, solid information on an industry that is so new that details are sometimes hard to find. Highly recommend for both public and academic libraries serving readers interested in wither the Web or doing business on it."

-Library Journal

"An authoritative overview of the first three years of the Internet."

-Kirkus Reviews

"Well-versed in hip geek talk, Reid successfully conjures a you-are-there feel to his coverage of this revolution-in-the-making."


"A lively history of the World Wide Web."

-Publishers Weekly