eBook Network Geeks, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447150252
  • ISBN-13: 9781447150251
  • DDC: 004.67809
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 161 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The impact on modern society made by the Internet is immeasurable. Yet some questioned “why anyone would want such a thing” 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 today’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 “magic trick” 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Hey Folks!.
2: Before My Time.
3: Where Do Geeks Come From?.
4: Going Up.
5: In Control.
6: Two Ivory Towers.
7: Diversity.
8: Economy Class.
9: Parallel Universes.
10: The Years of Miraculous Growth.
11: Going Under.
Further Reading.