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Book Title: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet|
The author of the book: Katie Hafner
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: January 21st 1998
ISBN 13: 9780613181532
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 17.90 MB
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Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. "Where Wizards Stay Up Late" is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. 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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Read information about the authorKatie Hafner was on staff at The New York Times for ten years, where she remains a frequent contributor, writing on healthcare and technology. She has also worked at Newsweek and BusinessWeek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire,Wired, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, and O The Oprah Magazine. She is the author of five previous works of nonfiction covering a diverse range of topics, including the origins of the Internet, computer hackers, German reunification, and the pianist Glenn Gould.
O Magazine named her newest book, a memoir - Mother Daughter Me one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" in the August 2013 issue; Parade Magazine named it one of the 5 recommended nonfiction books of Summer 2013; Jenny McCarthy named it to her Summer 2013 reading list; Apple iTunes named it one of the "Best Books of July 2013" and Biographile named it to their July Required Reading List.