Jeremy Norman, Northern Californian book dealer, has the world’s largest
private collection of rare and one-of-a-kind manuscripts, essays, and
ephemera relating to the birth of the Internet, from the earliest papers
on difference engines to the first digital-computer patents. In February,
Norman plans to offer the whole lot at Christie’s, in its first auction of
this kind of material. Scheduled to take place on Feb. 23 in New York
City: an “Origins Of Cyberspace” auction at Christie’s. For sale: 255 cool
things that point to the history of computation.