Credits and Background
This is me. I am the maintainer of these pages. See my homepage for full details. I am the
author of the Wanderer, founder and former Chief Technologist at
net.Genesis. I am currently a senior at MIT studying physics.
Network Wizards provided much of the
data on Internet Growth.
Merit Network, Inc. has provided
much of the data on backbone usage found in the Web Growth Summary.
MIT's computing environment and
resources have been ever valuable in my continuing research.
Without SIPB I may have never become
so involved in the web.
In Spring of 1993, I wrote the Wanderer to systematically traverse the
Web and collect sites. I was initially motivated primarily to discover
new sites, as the Web was still a relatively small place.
The Wanderer was the primary tool for collection of data to measure
the growth of the web. It was the first automated Web agent or
"spider". The Wanderer was first functional in spring of 1993 and
performed regular traversals of the Web from June 1993 to January
This presentations is copyright 1996, Matthew Gray
Reproduction rights are specified at the top level page.
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