[e2e] Nature mag, DARPA, and the Internet

J. Noel Chiappa jnc at ginger.lcs.mit.edu
Sat Aug 9 13:57:25 PDT 2003

    > From: "David P. Reed" <dpreed at reed.com>

    > glib revisionist tracts like Hafner's BBN-centric screed

In partial defense of Katie (she consulted me a lot during the research phase
for this book), she wanted to a do a longer and more thorough book, but her
publishers didn't think it would sell. I don't know if the focus on BBN was
accidental or deliberate, but I'm pretty sure she didn't mean to slight
others; in addition, her main focus was the ARPANet, in which BBN did of
course have a leading role.

Look on the bright side - the massive amount of research she did on this
(including many interviews with many of the original players) has been made
available to the public in a university archive, where it can serve as source
material for future histories.


More information about the end2end-interest mailing list