Why we are where we are

Jeff Bone jbone@jump.net
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 16:56:26 -0600

A fun set of bits I just stumbled across while manually cleaning
up and reorganizing my bookmarks (grrr!)  Two classic papers by
J.C.R. Licklider in one PDF file, "Man-Computer Symbiosis"
(1960) and "The Computer as a Communication Device."  (1968)
Licklider was the director of the Information Processing
Techniques Office of DARPA in the early sixties and is at least
in part responsible for putting in place many of the funding and
operational priorities that lead to the creation of the
technology we rely on today.