where the wizards stay up late
travis+ml-nanog at subspacefield.org
Wed Jun 27 04:16:43 UTC 2007
Not sure if this guy is still with us, but wanted to read "Confessions
of a Hearing-Impaired Engineer", if anyone has a copy.
BTW, "Where Wizards Stay up Late" is an entertaining book about the
origins of the ARPAnet. It even has some of the first (hand-drawn,
natch) network diagrams...
Apparently, nuclear holocaust considerations did not really play much
of a part in ARPAnet's genesis, despite folklore to the contrary.
Withstand a nuclear war was not a design consideration (for most of
the key players); any such properties were side effects of the real
design considerations and decisions.
"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even
death may die." - H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of the Cthulhu
<URL:http://www.subspacefield.org/~travis/> -><- dharma <>< advaita
For a good time on my UBE blacklist, email john at subspacefield.org.
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