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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.

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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 Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - 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 
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