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[ih] XEROX/PUP and Commercialization (was Re: FYI - Gordon Crovitz/WSJ on "Who Really Invented the Internet?")

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 7:52 AM, Scott Brim <scott.brim at gmail.com> wrote:


> So it turns out that even in this group, engineering-heavy as it is,
> "the Internet" is less defined by a technology accomplishment
> (interworking independently administered networks) than by the
> services end users experience (e.g. email).

It doesn't seem unreasonable to define a network by what it makes
possible instead of how it is constructed.