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Entrepreneurial Capitalism and Innovation:
A History of Computer Communications 1968-1988
By James Pelkey

Entrepreneurial Capitalism & Innovation:
A
History of Computer Communications
1968 -1988
By James Pelkey

This history is organized by three co-evolving market sectors and also standards making.
An overview of the schema is presented in the Introduction.

DATA COMMUNICATON
Ch. 1: Emergence
Ch. 3: Competition
Ch. 5: Market Order
Ch. 11: Adaptation

NETWORKING
Ch. 2: Vision
Ch. 4: Arpanet
Ch. 6: Diffusion
Ch. 7: Emergence
Ch 8: Completion
Ch. 10: Market Order

STANDARDS
Ch. 9: Creation

INTERNETWORKING
Ch. 12: Emergence

 

 

Chapter 12
Internetworking: LANs and WANs 1985-1988
Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks

 

12.11  LANs and WANs: The Public Demonstrations - 1988

     12.12 Enterprise Network Event (OSI) - June
     12.13 Interop (TCP/IP) Trade Show - September

The 1980s marked the beginning of the computer industry’s massive trade shows, epitomized by COMDEX. The power of such events did not escape the notice of the promoters of Internetworking standards and products. The chief promoters of the era’s two Internetworking approaches—OSI and TCP/IP—held significant public demonstrations in 1988, on a larger scale than previous gatherings such as the NBS Implementors workshops and Dan Lynch’s TCP/IP Vendors Workshop. Both events shared the same purpose: to convince customers that their quests for network interoperability were over. (See Exhibit 12.12 ENE and Interop)

Exhibit 12.12 -- ENE and Interop

Enterprise Networking Event (ENE)

Conference

Interop

June 5th-9th 1988’

Date

September 26th-30th 1988’

50

Vendors

54

10-11,000

Attendees

5,000

MAP/TOP

Profiles/Software

NSMP/OSPF

OSI

Communication/Protocols

TCP/IP

Department of Commerce
The Institute for Computer Sciences and Technology (ICST)
National Bureau of Standards (NBS)

Government Sponsors

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Corporation for Open Systems (COS)
The MAP/TOP Users Group
The Society Of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Sponsors

Interop
Internet Activities Board (IAB)