Where wizards stay up late: the origins of the Internet
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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Review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the InternetUser Review - E - Goodreads
we discussed this book in class tonight, and are moving on to other topics. II think I'm going to need to come back to this book when I have a slower time to read it... I had to skim for the main ... Read full review
Review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the InternetUser Review - Ed Terrell - Goodreads
I enjoyed the journey back in time to the world of bootstrap loaders and paper tape readers. In the mid seventies, I worked in a TIMS lab with a PDP-8 then eventually an -11. It was a land of ... Read full review