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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internetby Katie Hafner
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Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. andlt;Iandgt;Where Wizards Stay Up Lateandlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt;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, andlt;Iandgt;Where Wizards Stay Up Lateandlt;/Iandgt; captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.
A history of the Internet and the story of the scientists behind its creation describes the 1960s effort funded by the Defense Department and the technologies that contributed to its monumental growth.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -286) and index.
About the Author
Katie Hafnerandlt;/bandgt; is a technology correspondent at andlt;Iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/Iandgt; and coauthor of andlt;Iandgt;Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier.andlt;/Iandgt; Matthew Lyon and Katie Hafner are married and live in the San Francisco Bay area.
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