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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Where wizards stay up late: the origins of the InternetUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Hafner (coauthor of Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier, LJ 6/1/91) and Lyon tell the fascinating story of some extraordinary computer scientists who, with the Department of ... Read full review
Review: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the InternetUser Review - Maggie Delano - Goodreads
This book was okay. It was interesting to learn more about how the Internet started. However, I would have liked more about the actual technology itself and less about each engineer's idiosyncrasies ... Read full review
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