Saturday, March 30, 2002

NYTimes.com Review The Electric Psychologist "Eventually the answer to the question why Licklider isn't better known becomes clearer. He wasn't mediagenic, didn't start a company, didn't invent a gadget or write any software. He was, however, a kind of ideal bureaucrat, whose detailed knowledge and selfless enthusiasm were instrumental in getting America and the world online and out of that cold basement with the punch cards. Waldrop's account of his and many others' world-transforming contributions is compelling." You must read this book if you care about the history of computing and the Internet...
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