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 - Matt - Goodreads
An interesting book that carried my curiosity throughout and taught me a great deal about the early history of the Internet. Of the host of characters illuminated, some came alive and were inspired by ... Read full review
Review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the InternetUser 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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