Why the Arpanet Was Built

  title={Why the Arpanet Was Built},
  author={Stephen J. Lukasik},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  • S. J. Lukasik
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Art
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
The who, what, when, and how of the Arpanet is usually told in heroic terms-Licklider's vision, the fervor of his disciples, the dedication of computer scientists and engineers, the work of graduate students, and so forth. Told by one of the key actors in this salient part of US and Internet history, this article addresses why the Arpanet was built. 

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