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Science  26 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5543, pp. 792
DOI: 10.1126/science.1065207

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The Dream Machine J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal. M. Mitchell Waldrop. Viking, New York, 2001. $29.95, C$43.99. 512 pp. ISBN 0-670-89976-3.

Waldrop tells the story of the MIT psychologist who inspired and laid the groundwork for the discipline of computer science and the networking and computer technology we now take for granted.