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[ih] Baran and arbitrary reliability from arbitrarily unreliable components

On 11 Mar 2009 at 6:18, Vint Cerf wrote:

> a very radical piece of work. It was rejected by the then telecom  
> experts of the Defense Department who "KNEW" that the only way to do  
> telecom was circuit switching.
> How wrong they were.

Indeed, didn't they make the same mistake *again*, many years later [and 
post-ARPAnet] when they let AUTODIN II to Western Union?


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