Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet

Simon & Schuster, 1996 - 304 páginas
A few decades ago, it didn't exist. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide are surfing the Net. This is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most influential & far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. In the 1960s, when computers were regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Dept. funds, a band of visionary computer whizzes he inspired began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, this book captures the hard work, genius, & happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture. Black & white photos.

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WHERE WIZARDS STAY UP LATE: The Origins of the Internet

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Now that high school students are spending their spare time cruising the Internet, it's probably time the rest of us found out how the whole thing started. Newsweek contributing editor Hafner ... Ler resenha completa

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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 ... Ler resenha completa

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