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I highly recommend this book [1] on Licklider's life, because it's also one of the best books on the computing movement from the creation of the early machines through the Xerox PARC years and slightly beyond. It's also the only one recommended by Alan Kay[2].

[1] http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Machine-Licklider-Revolution...

[2] http://www.mail-archive.com/fonc@vpri.org/msg04144.html




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