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  • By Joan Sides
    Jun 2, 2018
    Ordered two of these - one for each for my grown techie kids. Growing up in Silicon Valley, the high-tech Mecca, the only Internet they know is what it morphed into after commercialization. This book provides a detailed history of "cloud computing" before it had a label. Fun anecdotal stories are intertwined so the reader can better appreciate the dedication and mindset of those working to bring about global communication for data. I worked for years in telecommunications before deciding to take on the role of full time SAHM - this book describes a chunk of the life I experienced after relocation from the East Coast. Nathan Gregory does a wonderful job of summarizing the rapid changes and growth during this time period and shines the light on several Valley startups who were key players during the 70s - early 90s. Think ahead and secure a copy for a birthday/holiday gift for that techno-savvy family member or friend.
  • By Daniel Upthegrove
    Apr 4, 2018
    Do you remember Tymnet? X.25? Timesharing? Networking and computers before web browsers made it a mass market? I do, and participated in it. Nathan had put together a great history of the origins of today's networks and clouds with a wealth of anecdotes that are not generally available elsewhere. Unfortunately, this history includes a massive overload of acronyms, device names (mostly bad acronyms), people and places that might make it difficult to wade through. Like the history it relates, a simple story flow is impossible. But, Nathan has done a really good attempt at tying it all together. However, it may be better to read it in small pieces to prevent brain swelling.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781387304059
Edition
First Hardcover Edition
Publisher
Nathan Gregory
Published
March 16, 2018
Language
English
Pages
478
Binding
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.57 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
23564561
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