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Where wizards stay up late : the origins of the Internet / Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon.

By: Hafner, Katie.
Contributor(s): Lyon, Matthew.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, �1996Description: 304 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0684812010; 9780684812014; 9780756792213; 0756792215; 0684832674; 9780684832678.Subject(s): Internet | Internet | Internet | Geschichte | Internet | Internet | InternetAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Where wizards stay up late.; Online version:: Where wizards stay up late.DDC classification: 004.6/78 Other classification: 54.32 | DAT 614n | QR 760 | 50.01
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.
Summary: 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. In 1969, Arpa awarded the contract for the most integral part of this network--the Interface Message Processor (IMP) switch--to Bolt Beranek and Newman, a small Cambridge, Mass., company. Out of their efforts a nationwide network called the ARPANET grew from four initial sites, eventually merging in 1990 with the Internet it had spawned.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index.

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.

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. In 1969, Arpa awarded the contract for the most integral part of this network--the Interface Message Processor (IMP) switch--to Bolt Beranek and Newman, a small Cambridge, Mass., company. Out of their efforts a nationwide network called the ARPANET grew from four initial sites, eventually merging in 1990 with the Internet it had spawned.

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Where wizards stay up late : by Hafner, Katie. ©1996
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