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[ih] birth of the Internet?

Larry Press wrote:
> For sure -- I was trying to differentiate between "the Internet" (a 
> proper noun), which is what the initial query asked about, and 
> "inter-networking."
> Asking what the first example of inter-networking was or what the 
> first inter-networking experiment or protocol was is not, unless we 
> define it to be so, the same as asking about the birth of the Internet.
Sure.  Is there anybody here who doesn't think that the (capital I) 
Internet started with the ARPANET as its backbone, well before the 
NSFnet was a gleam in anybody's eye?

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord>  practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra