"As someone who reads just about any computing history non-fiction he can get his hands on, I was skeptical about reading a fictional book about computing history. I quickly realized the huge advantage of writing historical fiction as Robert Purvy's new book "This New Internet Thing" both teaches history and puts the reader in the middle of history, all without privacy concerns or betraying any confidences. To the connoisseur of computer history, especially the early years of the commercial Internet, I say you must read this book. To anyone working in the computing industry today, if you want to know how to deal with a constantly changing landscape and avoid repeating past mistakes, you absolutely must read this book."

Adam Michlin

Computer Science Teacher, Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver, NJ

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Drew University, Madison, NJ