Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner
The Origins of the Internet

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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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KATIE HAFNER is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she writes 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 books covering a diverse range of topics, including the origins of the Internet, computer hackers, German reunification, and the pianist Glenn Gould.

Author Residence: San Francisco, CA

Author Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Published August 19, 1999 by Simon & Schuster. 304 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Now that high school students are spending their spare time cruising the Internet, it's probably time the rest of us found out how the whole thing started.

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Mitt Romney is the pioneer of creating "economic - sacrifice - zones" by anyname on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 06:17:23 AM PDT.

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