Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Computers - 304 pages
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Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.
In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.

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User Review  - Jim Clearman - Goodreads

Clear, factual, and still entertaining, this work covers the genius, brutal hard work, and near insane series of mishaps that were the origins of our global digital network. Read full review

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User Review  - Roberto Rigolin Ferreira Lopes - Goodreads

So that is how internet was created! How many genius took to build the first prototype? A bunch! And with a wide range of skills. Was quite entertaining read about all these people and the historical context around ARPANET. Read full review



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Katie Hafner is a technology correspondent at Newsweek and coauthor of Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. Matthew Lyon and Katie Hafner are married and live in the San Francisco Bay area.

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