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Where wizards stay up late : the origins of the Internet

Author: Katie Hafner; Matthew Lyon
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996.
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In the late 1960s, the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency funded at project to create computer communication among its university-based researchers. The experiment was inspired by J.C.R. Licklider, a brilliant scientist from MIT who saw the potential of computers as communications devices. This is the story of the small group of researchers and engineers who laid the foundation for the Internet.  Read more...
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Hafner, Katie.
Where wizards stay up late.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996
(OCoLC)604851903
Online version:
Hafner, Katie.
Where wizards stay up late.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996
(OCoLC)608597110
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Hafner; Matthew Lyon
ISBN: 0684812010 9780684812014 9780756792213 0756792215 0684832674 9780684832678
OCLC Number: 34633443
Description: 304 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fastest million dollars --
Block here, some stones there --
Third university --
Head down in the bits --
Do it to it Truett --
Hacking away and hollering --
E-Mail --
Rocket on our hands.
Responsibility: Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon.

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This is the fascinating, never-before-told story of the young geniuses who created the first electronic network, predecessor of the Internet, the technological marvel that has transformed  Read more...

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Richard Bernstein The New York Times Book Review If you always wanted to know who put the 'at' sign in your E-mail address, then Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the book for you. Mark Baechtel The Read more...

 
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