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Hey Folks!

Before My Time

Where Do Geeks Come From?

Going Up

In Control

Two Ivory Towers


Economy Class

Parallel Universes

The Years of Miraculous Growth

Going Under

About the Author

Dr. Brian Carpenter is a physicist, computer scientist, and engineer born in Leicester, England just after World War II and educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester. As leader of the networking group at the CERN particle physics laboratory near Geneva, he was in at the birth of the European Internet in the late 1980s, and the World-Wide Web was invented elsewhere in the same building. He has been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force for many years and chaired it in 2005-2007. He’s also chaired both the Internet Architecture Board and the Internet Society. As well as CERN, he’s worked for IBM, and for Massey University and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has numerous technical publications to his name, including more than thirty Internet Request for Comment documents.


This is a geek page-turner! I learned much about the European side of the Internet's history that I did not know in detail and a lot about Brian himself, too. I don't know how he remembered so much in detail!Vint CerfInternet Pioneer

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