The History of Computing and the Internet
The history of computing and the story of how the Internet came to be are fascinating subjects to me. But it's too big a story to tell here, so I've pulled together some excellent links that you can use to explore it at your leisure.
The HISTORY OF COMPUTING PROJECT: http://www.thocp.net offers a timeline of the major events in the history of computers, biographies of computer pioneers, and even a history of video games.
The HOBBES' INTERNET TIMELINE: http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline gives a brief history of Internet milestones from 1957 to the present.