Network Geeks

Network Geeks

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The impact on modern society made by the Internet is immeasurable. Yet some questioned a€œwhy anyone would want such a thinga€ when the idea was first introduced. Part history, part memoir and part cultural study, Network Geeks charts the creation of the Internet and the establishment of the Internet Engineering Task Force, from the viewpoint of a self-proclaimed geek who witnessed these developments first-hand. With boundless enthusiasm and abundant humour, Brian Carpenter leads the reader on a journey from post-war Britain to post-millennium New Zealand, describing how the Internet grew into todaya€™s ubiquitous, global network, including the genesis of the World-Wide Web in the hotbeds of a particle collider at CERN. Illuminating the science and technology behind the apparent a€œmagic tricka€ of the Internet, Network Geeks opens a window into the initially bewildering world of the Internet engineering geek. After reading this book, you may wish to join this world yourself.... I published a couple of papers, one being the first-ever technical analysis of Alan Turinga#39;s ACE computer design from ... computer science, had to write basic communications software for the PDP-11 a€“ exactly what Ia#39;d been doing at CERN.

Title:Network Geeks
Author: Brian E Carpenter
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-04-10

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