Where Wizards Stay up Late

Where Wizards Stay up Late

The Origins of the Internet

Book - 2006
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"The Internet has changed our lives. It has revolutionized research, altered the world of retailing, and caused virtually every institution to redefine itself. Meanwhile, e-mail has become an indispensable means of communication. But only a few decades ago the internet was the province of academic researchers and military computer experts. 'Where Wizards Stay Up Late' is the fascinating story of the pioneers who created the Internet, the most important breakthrough since the telephone. In the 1960s, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J. C. R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, 'Where Wizards Stay Up Late' captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their darling, stunningly successful venture" --Cover, p. 4.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780684832678
0684832674
Branch Call Number: Technology 004.67 Haf
Additional Contributors: Lyon, Matthew
Alternative Title: Origins of the Internet

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