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1. Where Wizards Stay Up Late / The Origins of the Internet [Buy it!]

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Hafner, Katie (coauthor of 'Cyberpunk'), and Matthew Lyon  18.00 Abebooks Cat's Curiosities  [publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York] Boards resist opening past 70 degrees; as-new unread, but with a small, NON-authorial gift inscription to the FFE. Number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2, only -- the second printing, per the publisher's statement. Beginning in 1969, seeking a way to link computers in far-flung scientific laboratories, the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (ARPA) awarded a contract to a small Cambridge, Mass., firm called Bolt Beranek and Newman to build a computerized switch called the Interface Message Processor, or IMP. By the early 1970s, BBN had developed the ARPANET. Initially, their problem was getting anyone to create any "load" -- only 2 percent of the net's capacity was generally in use. Multiple-terminal interfaces had to be developed. In September of 1973, Len Kleinrock returned home to Los Angeles a day early from a conference on computing and communications in Brighton, England, only to discover he'd left his razor in his dormitory room at Sussex University. Assuming his friend Larry Roberts would still be awake and at his terminal in Brighton at 3 a.m., Kleinrock went to his own computer terminal and asked "where roberts." A few minutes later, RSEXEC informed him Roberts was indeed logged in to a BBN host in Cambridge. Kleinrock linked to Roberts using TALK, and typed a question: Could the razor be recovered? Roberts typed "Sure, no problem," and the razor arrived in Los Angeles via a ...  
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1. WHERE WIZARDS STAY UP LATE: THE ORIGINS OF THE INTERNET. [Buy it!]

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Hafner, Katie and Matthew Lyon.  17.86 Abebooks Cambridge Rare Books  [publisher: Touchstone] 1998. Touchstone. Softback. Book- VG. 8.5x5.5. 304pp. 14 b/w photos. [Cambridge, United Kingdom]  
2. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet [Buy it!]

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Hafner, Katie and Matthew Lyon  12.50 Abebooks M H Harrington  [publisher: Simon & Schuster, N. Y] Hardcover book, 6" x 9", dust wrapper is very good+, book is near fine-fine; 304 pgs; well-illustrated in black-and-white throughout; f [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]  
3. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: the Origins of the Internet [Buy it!]

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Hafner, Katie & Matthew Lyon  22.90 Alibris Cambridge Rare Books via Alibris  Simon & Schuster 1998 Trade paperback 1998. Touchstone. Softback. Book-VG. 8.5x5.5. 304pp. 14 b/w photos.  
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