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diff --git a/entry/ b/entry/ @@ -0,0 +1,16 @@ +## random.literature.recommendation +_Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet_ by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon. + +#### blurb +> Twenty-five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, sixty 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 1960s, when computers were regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, a band of visionary computer whizzes he inspired 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. + +--- + +This book is a must read for anyone curious about the history of computing, hardware and software hackers, or pretty much anybody with an interest in technology. + +The blow by blow account of crazy ideas and sheer determination is documented expertly by Hafner and Lyon. + +Doing what many considered to be the impossible, building a network of computers changed human history forever. I, like countless others, use the internet everyday and yet I still marvel at its very existence. Reading this book gave me a greater appreciation for the technology we have become so reliant on. + +I cannot recommend this book enough.