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ISBN: 0262511150Издательство: The MIT Press
"[M]ay be the finest extended work on Internet history and development to date. . . . useful for anyone studying information technology." -- Library Journal "Thoroughly wonderful." -- David Warsh, Boston Globe Since the late 1960s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States to a network of networks linking millions of computers worldwide. In Inventing the Internet , Janet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but her main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internet's design and use. The story she unfolds is an often twisting tale of collaboration and conflict among a remarkable variety of players, including government and military agencies, computer scientists in academia and industry, graduate students, telecommunications companies, standards organizations, and network users. The story starts with the early...