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Where wizards stay up late by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon (1996)

Where wizards stay up late tells the story of the creation of the internet, from the early days at ARPA in the 1960's to the party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the installation of the first arpanet node.

Based on interviews with all of the key people in the development of the internet, it shows the flexible structure and informal systems that arpa and the other organisations needed to get the arpanet built.

This book details all of the stages that went into the generation of the internet, including happy accidents and a lot of anecdotes from people who were there at the time.

Well worth reading.

Buy it in America or buy it in the UK or Buy it in Canada

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