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Inventing the Internet

Author: Janet Abbate
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, ©1999.
Series: Inside technology.
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"In Inventing the Internet, Janet Abbate focuses on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internet's design and use. She unfolds an often twisting tale of collaboration and conflict among a remarkable variety of players, including government and military agencies, computer scientists in academia and industry, graduate students, telecommunications companies, standards organizations, and network  Read more...
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Abbate, Janet.
Inventing the Internet.
Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98047647
(OCoLC)40124875
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Abbate
ISBN: 0585077975 9780585077970 9780262011723 0262011727 9780262266703 0262266709
OCLC Number: 44962566
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 264 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: White heat and cold war --
Building the ARPANET --
"The most neglected element" --
From ARPANET to Internet --
The Internet in the international standards arena --
Popularizing the Internet.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Janet Abbate.
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Janet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but her main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internet's design and  Read more...

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Thoroughly wonderful. -- David Warsh * Boston Globe * [M]ay be the finest extended work on Internet history and development to date.... useful for anyone studying information technology. * Library Read more...

 
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