The Heralds of Resource Sharing

“The success of a network will depend by in large how the user views it. You have to give the user something more then he gets at the present time”—John R. Pasta

BoingBoing includes a link to a “1972 documentary on the ARPAnet” – * Computer Networks: The Hearlds of Resource Sharing*. The 30 minute documentary includes interviews with:

“Thos who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, 1905

My next trip to Silicon Valley must include a visit to the Computer History Museum. More details about the development of ARPANet and the personal computer can be found in M. Mitchell Waldrop’s The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution that Made Computing Personal and Katie Hafner’s Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet. George Dyson presented one of my favourite sessions at ETech and his talk from ETech 2005 is available at IT Conversations.

  • Sandy Kemsley

    <p>The Computer History Museum is definitely worth the trip. I attended MashupCamp there, and on one evening they opened up their exhibits-I didn't realize how nostalgic I could get over an old VAX!</p>

  • http://www.column2.com Sandy Kemsley

    The Computer History Museum is definitely worth the trip. I attended MashupCamp there, and on one evening they opened up their exhibits-I didn't realize how nostalgic I could get over an old VAX!