The history of telenet and the commercialization of packet switching in the U.S.

  title={The history of telenet and the commercialization of packet switching in the U.S.},
  author={Stuart L. Mathison and Lawrence G. Roberts and Philip M. Walker},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
This article, the fifth in a series on the history of packet switching, provides an account of the early days of commercial packet switching services in the United States. It is remarkable and refreshing - and possibly controversial - in stressing the business of technology more than the technology itself. The previous articles covered the early history of packet switching in the UK (by Peter Kirstein, February 2009) and in Canada (by Tony Rybczynski, December 2009), the early history of the… 

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