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[ih] Amount of funding from ARPA?

For cost comparisons over time, it is helpful to adjust for inflation. For the years 1913-2009, monthly data can be found at ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt For a sense of the differences, a dollar spent in 1985 is equivalent to $2 today, and a dollar spent in 1969 is about $6 today. -- Jonathan

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From: internet-history-bounces at postel.org [mailto:internet-history-bounces at postel.org] On Behalf Of Dave CROCKER
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 12:08 PM
To: Vint Cerf
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Subject: Re: [ih] Amount of funding from ARPA?

On 12/27/2009 8:00 AM, Vint Cerf wrote:
> ARPANET went on from 1969 to 1990 approx. I don't know how much was
> spent over that period of time but probably somewhere between $50-70M
> would be my guess.

Which leads to the possibly-not-whimsical:  How does one then assess the ROI?



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking