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Where Wizards Stay Up La. Katie Hafner is a technology correspondent at Newsweek and coauthor of Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. Matthew Lyon and Katie Hafner are married and live in the San Francisco Bay area.

Where wizards stay up late. the origins of the internet). Katie Hafnerand Matthew Lyon

Where wizards stay up late. Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon. A DF Books NERDs Release. Also by Katie Hafner The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier(with John Markoff). The Origins of the Internet. Katie Hafnerand Matthew Lyon. A TOUCHSTONE BOOK Published by Simon & Schuster. Prologue . he Fastest Million Dollars . Block Here, Some Stones There.

Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy . The story of the various interlocking aspects of the internet isn't readily understood by the average user of its technologies.

Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture. In fact, it would probably be safe to assume that most users believe that the origins of the internet came about in the late 1990s. Even with the often misrepresented quote from then-Presidential candidate Al Gore, the underlying technologies that comprise the internet remain a solid mystery to the typical internet denizen.

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Katie Hafner has been writing about technology since 1983. In addition, she has contributed articles to journals such as Wired, The New Republic, Esquire and Working Woman. Hafner is co-author of Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (1991, with John Markoff), and Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (1996, with husband Matthew Lyon). 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, . Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices.

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remarkably well written.

I have been meaning to purchase this book for years. It tells the story of how the Arpanet was formed, the Arpanet's design being essentially the same as the Internet's except that the former was intended for connecting academic and federal government institutions rather than commercial institutions and private citizens. It is amazing how such a small group of brilliant scientists and engineers worked so closely across institutions and the country to not only virtually overnight conceptualize but then to actually build the first long distance digital network that has grown to become essential across the world. Their dedication and astounding foresight resulted in creating something, in a day 45 years ago when transistors had hardly been invented and computers were literally refrigerator and room sized, that would eventually be extended to reliably connect even today's personal computers and smartphones at orders of magnitude higher speeds than were possible at the time.

Truly inspiring and highly recommended.
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Excellent and entertaining social history of BBN, ARPANET, and the Internet. I think it reached a good balance between the people, events, and technology. It was entertaining without being “popular”, and historical without being “academic”. For me, the book did a good job of taking me back in time and seeing things from that perspective of those times, rather than from the author’s point of view, or ours today. The “narrarator”, if there was one, disappeared completely but told an interesting story. It is a shame that BBN and the engineers are not better known, considering the importance of their contributions. It is about the very beginning of the Internet, not so much how it came together after ARPANET. It gave me a new perspective on the Boston area where I lived for several years. I looked the BBN campus up on the net, and you can still see where it all started.
A surprisingly lively and engaging book, the reader is taken back to the early days of the Cold War and introduced to the people, technologies and times that caused the birth and evolution of what has become the 21st Century's defining backbone - the Internet. Meeting the "wizards" for the first time, you get the sense for the challenges, the brilliance and the stone age technology that first birthed the web.

As a child of the 1970's and living in a town that had IBM as its largest employer, I remember well the development of the personal computer, the disruption of the mainframe business, and the emergence of the internet during my 1989-1993 college days. It is interesting now to look back as see the forces that were at the cutting edge of that great disruptive force that changed the course of communications. Discussed are items like the development of the Ethernet and TCP/IP - which still form the backbone of many networking technologies.

Interesting, insightful and well written, you will gain much appreciation for the true pioneers of the internet - the (almost 100%) men of ARPA and their progeny - ARPANET - the primal ooze from which the current World Wide Web and networking evolved.
I got involved in the Internet when it was the Arpanet--several years ago. The first computer I had anything to do with was the Illicac III, at the University of Illinois. As I remember it, it was water cooled, and took up a 3 story building. I suspect they changed out all the relays and vacuum tubes every night. As a lowly library school student, my participation was held to punching cards, turning them in and calling in a midnight to see if they had run my cards yet. Later as a technical services librarian in Georgia, I was introduced to the DOS version of the Arpanet when they rolled it out to the University of Georgia branch in my town. So I already knew a lot of the history. Some of my information was wrong, if the book is to be believed, and it rings true. If you are just now getting involved in the Net or have been involved for decades, it makes fascinating reading. I recommend Where Wizards Stay Up Late to all nerds everywhere, and to everybody else who uses the web regularly.
This book was an excellent history of the people, ideas, and technologies that gave rise to the modern Internet. It was also riveting. I had never really heard of anyone of the people in this book, with the exception of Tim Berners-Lee, who is only mentioned briefly near the end of the book. Berbers-Lee is credited with creating/inventing the World Wide Web in 1990. This book is about everything that happened before that. Starting in the 1950s and 60s, the book covers the birth of the idea of networking computers, the development of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPAnet), which takes up most of the book; the development of standards and applications such as the TCP/IP protocols, TELNET, and email. It also touches on such things as the ALOHANet, the NSFNet, the invention of Ethernet, the idea and development of packet-switching as a way of moving information through a network vs one message at a time through phone lines, etc. It starts off by challenging the belief that the Internet was primarily, or even secondarily, developed as a way for the U.S. military to communicate in the event of a nuclear attack on the U.S., and only gets better from there. P.S., I read this book because it was listed as, "suggested reading" for a Coursera course I am taking this semester called, "The history of the Internet, technology, and security."
What would seem like a dull read except for nerds turns out to be a really well-written and interesting history of the beginnings of the internet. I loved finding out the reasons behind the use of the @ in email addresses and why internet-related things have the names they do. It's an eye-opening look at a time when the government began to understand the importance of a worldwide computer network and looked to private industry and academia to provide the expertise.