At last, Hafner and Lyon have written a well-researched story of the origins of the Internet substantiated by extensive interviews with its creators who delve into many interesting details such as the controversy surrounding the adoption of our now beloved "@" sign as the separator of usernames and machine addresses. Essential reading for anyone interested in the past -- and the future -- of the Net specifically, and telecommunications generally. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The writing style of this book is very easy to follow and understand.
This was an excellent account of how the internet was created and how both ARPA and distributed networking has shaped what we use now everyday..
The book Where Wizards Stay up Late: The Origins of the Internet is a great read if you enjoy knowing the history of common place objects today.
Very interesting read, full of in-depth detail about the hardware, software, people and processes that went into building the ARPANET, the forerunner of today's internet. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Niilo Tippler
A surprisingly lively and engaging book, the reader is taken back to the early days of the Cold War and introduced to the people, technologies and times that caused the birth and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edward J. Barton
This book was an excellent history of the people, ideas, and technologies that gave rise to the modern Internet. It was also riveting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bearded_One
The book itself is interesting, but the vocabulary can be pretty intimidating. I found myself having to look up words i didn't know just to understand a sentence (which was good... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alex medrano
This was not an easy book to understand and follow along with what was going on. I felt like the reading level was much more advanced than it should have been for a tenth grade... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jordan Crosby
The author traces the seminal beginnings of the WWW from node one of the ARPANET through its proliferation into millions of connected users. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CHARLES V
I got involved in the Internet when it was the Arpanet--several years ago. The first computer I had anything to do with was the Illicac III, at the University of Illinois. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ray T. Tench
While a bit technical, this is a great read. The back story really helps you understand how the Net came about, how it works, and how complex the whole thing really is!Published 8 months ago by Charles Roder