About our book
Minitel: Welcome to the Internet is an exploration of the technology, culture, and policy that sustained the world's first mass-scale online system for more than thirty years. As today's internet is broken up into an archipelago of walled gardens, Minitel offers compelling counter-example of a platform that balanced private innovation with the public interest.
The book was published in June 2017 by The MIT Press in the Platform Studies series.
Table of contents
- A Tale of Two Parties
- Disaggregating the Minitel Platform
- Embedding Culture in Architecture
- Not End to End, but Open
- The Booming Minitel Private Enterprise
- On the Fringe
Over the next year, we'll be hitting the road for a book tour. The video below is from the Stanford leg of our tour. Please contact us if you're interested in having us speak at your event.