WHERE WIZARDS STAY UP LATE
The Origins Of The Internet
Katie Hafner’s Where Wizards Stay Up Late chronicles the origins of the Internet, the most important communications breakthrough since the telephone. At a time when computers were mainly used as processing machines, one man, J.C.R. Licklider, a psychoacoustician from MIT, saw their potential as communication devices. With the help of a small group of engineers and researchers, Licklider’s vision eventually yielded the Arpanet, which in turn created the foundation for the Internet we know today.