Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet Kindle Edition
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- Length: 304 pages
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
- Page Flip: Enabled
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About the Author
- File Size : 1004 KB
- Publication Date : August 19, 1999
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 304 pages
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster (August 19, 1999)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B000FC0WP6
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0684832674
- Lending : Not Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#366,722 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #140 in Internet Culture
- #154 in Computing Industry History
- #285 in Computer Networks, Protocols & APIs (Kindle Store)
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Truly inspiring and highly recommended.
As a child of the 1970's and living in a town that had IBM as its largest employer, I remember well the development of the personal computer, the disruption of the mainframe business, and the emergence of the internet during my 1989-1993 college days. It is interesting now to look back as see the forces that were at the cutting edge of that great disruptive force that changed the course of communications. Discussed are items like the development of the Ethernet and TCP/IP - which still form the backbone of many networking technologies.
Interesting, insightful and well written, you will gain much appreciation for the true pioneers of the internet - the (almost 100%) men of ARPA and their progeny - ARPANET - the primal ooze from which the current World Wide Web and networking evolved.
Top reviews from other countries
However, the delivery feels dull. The portraits of the key characters, and their surroundings feel like diversions, more often than not failing to bring the human dimension to the story. The book is nowhere near as engaging as Tracy Kidder's "The soul of new machine" or David Kushner's "Masters of Doom".
Technical content, and overall level of detail, feel OK at the start whilst covering BBN's involvement but generally fade away as the story progresses.
Not a bad book, but not memorable.