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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Birth of the Internet.

50 for 50 How does 50% off the price of the Kindle edition of 3Com sound to you? Why, you ask? To which we have two answers:  - First, why are you asking that instead of clicking right over to Amazon to take advantage of this offer while it lasts?

 - Second, well, it was fifty years ago that the first message was sent over the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. A simple message -- the word "login" -- was to be transmitted from UCLA to Stanford Research Institute. But the system crashed after only two letters, so "lo" was the (surprisingly appropriate) first transmission.  A celebration of this event takes place on October 29th. at UCLA,.

And, lo, 50 years later you can learn all kinds of similarly intriguing bits of historical lore about 3Com (and did I mention it was 50% off right now?). Here's a look at 10 reasons to buy our book:

10. 3Com co-founder/inventor Ron Crane solves engineering problem with toothbrush. 9. 75 execs tell author Jeff their opinions, leaves him to figure out fake news versus real facts. 8. 3Com’s proverbial ass saved by HP’s Marius Hass, culminating in HP buyout in 2009. 7. Huawei and 3Com show China and US companies can get along (a mutual hatred of Cisco helped). 6. John Chambers’ corporate skullduggery in China with Huawei backfires on Chambers and Cisco. 6. CEO Bruce Claflin explains the 1 and 1/2 things that he did right for the company. 5. Authors explain the 5 things they believe Bruce did wrong. 4. CEO Eric Benhamou crashes 3Com party with this decision in 2000, while the Palm party continued to dance on, for a bit. 3. This 1997 merger led to great growth and great shrinkage. 2. Oh my - the stories of Steve Ballmer, Steve Jobs, John Chambers, and more. 1. Answer revealed to 3Com founder Bob Metcalfe’s question “if Ethernet is the answer, what is the question?”

Read about the internet, Ethernet and 3Com history in the 3Com book now on Amazon. PROMOTION RUNS ONE WEEK, OCTOBER 26TH TO NOVEMBER 2ND.

Click on this link below to follow the 50th anniversary story or buy tickets to the UCLA event:

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