Inventing the Internet

ISBN-10: 0262511150
ISBN-13: 9780262511155
Edition: 2000
Authors: Janet Abbate
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Description: This story starts with the early networking breakthroughs formulated in Cold War think tanks and realized in the Defense Department's creation of the ARPANET. It ends with the emergence of the Internet and its rapid and seemingly chaotic growth.

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This story starts with the early networking breakthroughs formulated in Cold War think tanks and realized in the Defense Department's creation of the ARPANET. It ends with the emergence of the Internet and its rapid and seemingly chaotic growth.

Janet Abbate is Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech and the author of Inventing the Internet (MIT Press, 1999).

Introduction
White Heat and Cold War: The Origins and Meanings of Packet Switching
Building the ARPANET: Challenges and Strategies
"The Most Neglected Element": Users Transform the ARPANET
From ARPANET to Internet
The Internet in the International Standards Arena
Popularizing the Internet
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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