Pardon me while I bask. In an interview with David Hochfelder in 1999 for the IEE History Center*, Paul Baran — the man who first came up with the idea of a packet-switched communications network which led to the ARPANET and, later, the Internet — listed my book as one of the “four best books on the history of the ARPANET and the Internet”. (For the record, the others are: Arthur L Norberg and Judy E. O’Neill, Transforming Computer Technology: Information Processing for the Pentagon, 1962-1986, John Hopkins Press, 1996; George Dyson, Darwin Among the Machines: the Evolution of Global Intelligence, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; and Janet Abbate, Inventing the Internet, MIT Press. 1999.)
*Paul Baran, Electrical Engineer, an oral history conducted in 1999 by David Hochfelder,
IEEE History Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Thanks to Johnny Ryan for pointing it out.