At last, Hafner and Lyon have written a well-researched story of the origins of the Internet substantiated by extensive interviews with its creators who delve into many interesting details such as the controversy surrounding the adoption of our now beloved "@" sign as the separator of usernames and machine addresses. Essential reading for anyone interested in the past -- and the future -- of the Net specifically, and telecommunications generally.
This was an excellent account of how the internet was created and how both ARPA and distributed networking has shaped what we use now everyday.. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Will Rodriguez
This book tells about how the Internet as we know it today has come into existence.
In February 1966 Bob Taylor who was employed by the Advanced Research Project Agency... Read more
Lots of information is conveyed with excellent editing making this book a very fast read. But AT&T's 6-year opposition to distributed processing is as appropriately treated --... Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by G. L. Rowsey
A superb history of the Internet, dispelling many a myth, such as "The Internet was designed in order to survive nuclear war. Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by Robert Cannon
It's an OK book, but the bureaucratic jostling should have been left out and I wish they'd have included more about the early culture of the internet, as Steven Levy did in... Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by Joseph S. Grossberg
I'm a software engineer who has recently become interested in the history of computing. I thought this book was well written. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2001
This book is a welcome respite from the technologically-oriented books on technology. The authors do a nice job of telling the story behind what has become the Internet. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2001 by Joshua Jacobs