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Networking the nerds

Author: Stephen Segaller; Robert X Cringely; Oregon Public Broadcasting.; PBS Video.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, ©1998.
Series: Nerds 2.0.1, a brief history of the Internet, pt. 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Part one of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode tells of the beginning of the industry, which was in large part a reaction to the Russian leap of technology resulting in Sputnik. The new agency ARPA was created to link computers at universities across the nation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Segaller; Robert X Cringely; Oregon Public Broadcasting.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 40843740
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Editor, Bruce Barrow ; camera, Greg Bond ; music, Michael Bard.
Performer(s): Host: Robert X. Cringely.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Nerds 2.0.1, a brief history of the Internet, pt. 1.
Responsibility: Oregon Public Broadcasting ; produced and directed by Stephen Segaller ; written by Robert X. Cringely, John Gau, and Stephen Segaller.

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Part one of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode tells of the beginning of the industry, which was in large part a reaction to the Russian leap of technology resulting in Sputnik. The new agency ARPA was created to link computers at universities across the nation, and was operational in only nine months.

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