Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

Author: Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon
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by kuhhk   2019-01-02
I highly recommend reading the book “Where Wizards Stay Up Late”, which covers much of the history that this article touches upon. Great book.

https://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/0684832...

by timrichard   2018-11-10
There seem to be a few formats on Amazon, including an unabridged audiobook [1] :

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/06848326...

Kindle edition sells to US-only accounts though, which is a bit annoying :-(

[1] The Kindle version + Audible upgrade is nearly always cheaper than Audible alone. Not sure why.

by no_protocol   2018-07-30
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet

By Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684832674

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I read the Audiobook version of this book. It presents a narrative of the development of the very early stages of the internet. I enjoyed it. I think it would also have been fine in print or ebook formats. It is not too long and seems to present the events in a mostly linear fashion.

You'll get a great overview of the names, organizations, and machines that were used in this period.

by wpietri   2017-08-20
You're definitely wrong about phones. In 2002-5, Palm was shipping a variety of Treos, which even at the time were clear early-adopter smartphones. Plenty of other companies were investigating the market and shipping early experiments.

The IBM quote has no apparent basis in fact: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/0684832...

So if you're going to use the past to predict the future, please at least use some actual past, rather than one you make up to justify your notions.

by lancefisher   2017-08-20
If you're not too familiar with the story, Where Wizards Stay Up Late is a good history of the beginning of the internet. https://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/0684832...
by chrisvogt   2017-08-19
I read Levy's "Hackers..." in 2015 and also strongly recommend it. I also recommend "Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet" [1], which ties in to a lot of the same stories.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/0684832...

by nkassis   2017-08-19
For those wanting to learn the history check out:

Where the wizards stay up late, http://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/06848326...

Also, check out this, a true gem on google video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4989933629762859961#

by nkassis   2017-08-19
Al gore invented the Web Site.

In all seriousness, Where the wizards stay up late (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/06848326...) gives a good account of the beginning of the net. For the web there is How the web was born (http://www.amazon.com/How-Web-was-Born-Story/dp/0192862073/r...)