Where Wizards Stay Up Late (Paperback)
The Origins of the Internet
Simon & Schuster, 9780684832678, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 1998
In the 1960's, 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 daring, stunningly successful venture.
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Praise For Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet…
San Jose Mercury News
The book, almost certainly destined to be the definitive work on the birth and early years of the Internet, is sweeping in scope....Whoever chooses to write the next chapter in the saga...has a tough act to follow.
Los Angeles Times
The Texas Observer
In all the dreck and dross of Internet books, here is a brilliant gem...remarkably well written.
The Washington Post
Excellent...makes for crackling entertainment...reawakens a sense of wonder in readers jaded by too much Internet hype.
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.