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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date January 1, 1998
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684832678
ISBN-10 0684832674
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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A history of the Internet and the story of the scientists behind its creation describes the 1960s effort funded by the Defense Department and the technologies that contributed to its monumental growth
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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With Matthew Lyon | from Simon & Schuster (August 1, 1996)
9780684812014 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A history of the Internet and the story of the scientists behind its creation describes the 1960s effort funded by the Defense Department and the technologies that contributed to its monumental growth
Paperback
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With Matthew Lyon | Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 1998)
9780684832678 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A history of the Internet and the story of the scientists behind its creation describes the 1960s effort funded by the Defense Department and the technologies that contributed to its monumental growth
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613181532
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613181532 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $27.00
About: A history of the Internet and the story of the scientists behind its creation describes the 1960s effort funded by the Defense Department and the technologies that contributed to its monumental growth

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