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[ih] FYI - Gordon Crovitz/WSJ on "Who Really Invented the Internet?"

The LA Times fires back at Crovitz and the WSJ. This was written by Michael
Hiltzik, who was quoted by Crovitz:



On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 2:25 PM, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:

> Internet History Folks -
>    I make note of this, as some of the folks on this list might have
>    differing views.
> FYI,
> /John
> ===
> <
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444464304577539063008406518.html#
> >
>  Gordon Crovitz: Who Really Invented the Internet? Contrary to legend, it
> wasn't the federal government, and the Internet had nothing to do with
> maintaining communications during a war.
> [image: Columnist's name]
>    -
>  A telling moment in the presidential race came recently when Barack
> Obama said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else
> made that happen." He justified elevating bureaucrats over entrepreneurs by
> referring to bridges and roads, adding: "The Internet didn't get invented
> on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies
> could make money off the Internet."
> ...
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