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[ NNSquad ] Wall Street Journal opinion piece mangles the history of the Internet -- but WHY?
Wall Street Journal opinion piece mangles the history of the Internet -- but WHY? http://j.mp/MjeT8v (ars technica) "It's an urban legend that the government launched the Internet," writes L. Gordon Crovitz in Monday's Wall Street Journal, launching into just one of a myriad of problems with his short opinion piece. - - - This Wall Street Journal "opinion piece" really mucked up big time. And the sense of some associated political motivation is difficult to ignore. The fact is, without ARPA/IPTO, there would not be an Internet as we know it today. Period. Other networks would have very likely developed of course, probably along the lines of various pay-per-packet, walled garden modalities that the dominant ISPs seem hell-bent at deploying today -- but not the end-to-end ARPANET/Internet model that has been so very crucial to the spread and wide availability of these technologies. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org Founder: - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad