books Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (Audio Download): Katie Hafner, Mark Douglas Nelson, Matthew Lyon, Katie Hafner: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Katie Hafner –

Twenty five years ago, it didn t exist Today,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 s, when computers where 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 listeners behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture

15 thoughts on “Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (Audio Download): Katie Hafner, Mark Douglas Nelson, Matthew Lyon, Katie Hafner: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Etienne A. Etienne A. says:

    I loved this book even if it is not perfect and is definitely a bit nerdy Although it would need to be updated in a second edition, I found the history of the net fascinating Now I really want to understand the technical details of networking, which I should have done years ago.

  2. mal mal says:

    The subject matter, the origins of the Internet, is fascinating and the book does an acceptable job of covering it.However, the delivery feels dull The portraits of the key characters, and their surroundings feel like diversions, often than not failing to bring the human dimension to the story The book is nowhere near as engaging as Tracy Kidder s The soul of new machine or David Kushner s Masters of Doom.Technical content, and overall level of detail, feel OK at the start whilst covering BBN s involvement but generally fade away as the story progresses.Not a bad book, but not memorable.

  3. Denny Denny says:

    This book is a must read for anyone whose interest in the Internet extends beyond just using it, and into how and why it came about The number of incredibly smart people who were involved at various times in various ways is amazing.

  4. Chris Smith Chris Smith says:

    I have the original paperback and absolutely love this book Being a computer geek myself I find it very interesting and entertaining read I ve read it through a couple of times, love it.

  5. Mr. M. Halliday Mr. M. Halliday says:

    What a great book about the history of the internet Get this book if like me you remember the old days of Arpa Net and no proper networks

  6. Sin Bad Sin Bad says:

    Too much terminology A technical abbreviation on almost every page.

  7. Customer Customer says:

    History geeks must read I love the fact that the author has had many interviews with the people who actually were there in the beginning.

  8. XiaozhouLi XiaozhouLi says:

    On time Good quality.

  9. glen cochrane glen cochrane says:

    Excellent history of the development of the internet This book is very thorough and is story like in reading It doesn t get overly technical and seems to present a nice balance between all the different players and moving parts that contributed to the creation of the internet It s amazing that this story isn t legendary, in the sense that it never seems referred to in the educational circles that I grew up in Some stories transcend their discipline, and this should be one.

  10. Oscar Oscar says:

    Me ha gustado especialmente la parte relacionada con el dise o y creaci n de los IMP los precursores de los actuales routers Aunque tambi n me lo compr en papel y en libro electr nico, lo segu principalmente en la versi n en audiolibro que compr en pertenece a Creo que lo disfrutrar n todos aquellos que tengan conocimientos t cnicos relacionados con Internet, sobre todo si les gusta conocer la intrahistoria de los acontecimientos.

  11. stefanw190 stefanw190 says:

    Erz hlt wird die Geschichte des ARPAnet von der Gruendung der ARPA Ende der 50er ueber die Inbetriebnahme der ersten Verbindung 1969 bis zum allmaehlichem Ende dieses ersten Netzes in den Achtzigern Die Wahl des Zeitabschnittes macht es n tig, da in den Anfangskapiteln noch wenig vom Netz selbst die Rede sein kann So erf hrt der Leser, da Person X in A studiert hat, dann irgendeinen Posten bekam und sich entschlo , Person Y einzustellen, die wiederum in B studiert hatte dies zieht sich endlos hin, ohne da irgendetwas in technischer Hinsicht passiert die pers nlichen Eigenheiten einzelner Institutsdirektoren der fr hen 60er sind wenig spannend.Sehr interessant sind dagegen die letzten Kapitel des Buches, die von der Entstehung von ftp, EMail, TCP IP etc handeln Es ist schade, da diese f r die Entstehung des Internets in seiner heutigen Form so wichtige Phase ein bi chen kurz kommt.Fazit insgesamt lohnenswert.

  12. Bruno L Bruno L says:

    a must for those interested in computers internet history

  13. Oetterli Rene Oetterli Rene says:

    a nice and informative book about the internet s origins however, it s dry and slightly lengthy writing stile hindered me from giving a five star judgement

  14. jcf-42 jcf-42 says:

    L informatique est certes jeune mais il y a d j de quoi crire son histoire.La cr ation d Internet en est un pisode majeur et ce livre la raconte brillamment recommander ou offrir tous les passionn s d informatique.

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