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[ih] internet-history Digest, Vol 37, Issue 6

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 21:12 -0500, John Day wrote:
> Also, IEN 21 is dated January 1978.  The split must have occurred 
> well before that

My experience is that, as a general rule, any "internet document" was
written after, often well after, the design had been coded, deployed,
and tested, with extensive email discussions along the way.  This was
especially true of anything purporting to be a specification, rather
than a proposal.  So the TCP/IP split certainly occurred well before the
IEN was issued.

The "Internet philosophy" was always "rough consensus and working code"
- in sharp contrast to OSI which created large stacks of paper first,
then un leashed armies of programmers to try to implement it.

IMHO, that's another major reason why the Internet won.

/Jack Haverty
Point Arena, CA