Read ePUB Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The InternetAuthor Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon –

David Plotnikoff 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 scopeWhoever chooses to write the next chapter in the sagahas a tough act to followDaniel Akst Los Angeles Times Importantmeticulousadmirably straightforwardLars Eighner The Texas Observer In all the dreck and dross of Internet books, here is a brilliant gemremarkably well writtenMark Baechtel The Washington Post Excellentmakes for crackling entertainmentreawakens a sense of wonder in readers jaded by too much Internet hypeRichard 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 youTwenty five years ago, it didn t exist Today, over 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 thes, when computers were regarded as mere giant calculators, JCR 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