- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Paperback Edition edition (January 21, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780684832678
- ISBN-13: 978-0684832678
- ASIN: 0684832674
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 121 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lars Eighner The Texas Observer In all the dreck and dross of Internet books, here is a brilliant gem...remarkably well written.
Mark Baechtel The Washington Post Excellent...makes for crackling entertainment...reawakens a sense of wonder in readers jaded by too much Internet hype.
Richard Bernstein The New York Times Book Review If you always wanted to know who put the 'at' sign in your E-mail address, then Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the book for you.
About the Author
Katie Hafner is a technology correspondent at Newsweek and coauthor of Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. Matthew Lyon and Katie Hafner are married and live in the San Francisco Bay area.
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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.