blog entry #1 for history 390

The most interesting part that I read of Tuesdays’ reading concerned how the American History Association obtained their current domain name. From the Digital History’s A Naming Your Site and Presenting It to the World section: they were first a subset of the server CHNM before gaining their own domain, which was then changed to the current domain name: historians.org (Cohen and Rosenzweig). I found this story interesting as the story shows how important a domain name is and how it can influence one’s memory when searching for a web site. I also prefer their finale (or current) domain name to the previous one, as it would seem harder to remember (or find) than historians.org.

Three potential historical topics I would be interested in researching are the shift from typewriters to computers or just the history of typewriters, Alexander Graham Bell, and Samuel Morse. I am interested in the possible topics surrounding the typewriter because it was before the computer. However, I am not sure how easy finding information on this topic would be. The two inventors because the technology they invented were/are forms of communication.

Works Cited:

Cohen, Daniel J. and Roy Rosenzweig. “Getting Started: Naming Your Site and

    Presenting It to the World” Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, 

    and Presenting the Past on the Web. N. p. N. d. Digital History: A Guide to

    Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. September 2,

    2012. <http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/index.php>

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