CERF, VINTON & ROBERT KAHN. A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication. [New York]: IEEE Communications Society, May, 1974.

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Lot 57
CERF, VINTON & ROBERT KAHN.
A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication. [New York]: IEEE Communications Society, May, 1974.

Sold for US$ 8,825 inc. premium
CERF, VINTON & ROBERT KAHN.
A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication. [New York]: IEEE Communications Society, May, 1974.
4to (280 x 217 mm). Original printed wrappers. Custom cloth folder, burgundy morocco slipcase. closed tear to back wrapper, staple holes to front wrapper, light wear to spine, still a bright copy. In: IEEE Transactions on Communications. Volume Com-22, Number 5.
Provenance: Polytechnic Institute of New York (stamps to front wrapper including "withdrawn" stamp).

FIRST EDITION OF CERF & KAHN'S WORK THAT PROVIDED THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INTERNET. Kahn and Cerf set out in 1973 to connect various independent packet-switched networks. "The result was an Internet Protocol (IP) that specified how to put the packet's destination in its header and helped to determine how it would travel through networks to get there. Layered above it was a higher-level Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that instructed how to put the packets back together in the right order, checked to see if any of them was missing and requested retransmissions of any information that had been lost. These became known as TCP/IP. Kahn and Cerf published them as a paper called 'A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication.' The internet was born" (Isaacson p 259). Hook & Norman Origins of Cyberspace 528. Isaacson The Innovators [2014].

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  • THE BIRTH OF THE INTERNET
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CERF, VINTON & ROBERT KAHN. A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication. [New York]: IEEE Communications Society, May, 1974.
CERF, VINTON & ROBERT KAHN. A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication. [New York]: IEEE Communications Society, May, 1974.
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