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Thank the Private Sector for the Internet, not Government

Constantine Ivanov Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 7:34 PM
The very idea of the Internet has been authored by Leonard Kleinrock in his first paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets," published May 31, 1961. In 1962, he developed packet switching. The idea of the network that later became "ARPANET" was developed by L. Kleinrock, J. Licklider and R. Taylor. In the further initial creation, the following individuals took essential part: Elmer Shapiro from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), Steve Carr, Steve Crocker, Jeff Rulifson, Ron Stoughton, Paul Baran, Thomas Marill, Lawrence Roberts, Barry Wessler, Bolt Beranek. The very first message has been distributed by Kleinrock's student Charley S. Kline on October 29, 1969, from UCLA laboratory to Stanford University.

As part of his campaign to expand the size and scope of the federal government (and to justify his advocacy of class-warfare taxation), President Obama has been asserting that all of us benefit from government spending.

It’s why he now echoes Elizabeth Warren’s claim that entrepreneurs owe their success to government programs and activities.

It’s also why he cites the Internet as an example of wise, prudent, and far-seeing government intervention.

Sounds like a powerful example. The kind of anecdote that leaves libertarians momentarily speechless.

But there’s just...

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