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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
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 0743230892 9780743230896
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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In the 1960s, when computers were regarded as giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communication device. With Defence Department funds, he and a band of computer  Read more...

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