The Computer as a Communication Device

Following the tweets of Howard Rheingold I stumpled upon a very interesting article by J.C.R. Licklider and Robert Taylor: The Computer as a Communication Device.

Only 40 years old, but reading it you feel like before common era. This article is a landmark! They describe their vision of computing including why the Internet was built and it’s future in which they predict that by 2000 millions of people would be online, connected by a global network.

Turns out they were right.

A must read!

licklider taylor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *