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

Oh yes, I agree with Jack Haverty's points. Perhaps I was guilt of the same sin by trying to simplify. Indeed, the government's role is fuzzy, not a stark binary choice at all. Sorry if I was not clear. What I was trying to say was that?governments (not just the US for that matter)?generally provided?(maybe not always) the right mix of some central coordination with healthy competition. So it was not a step function, but rather a transition over a couple decades as efforts took a life of their own (IETF, InterOp, ISOC, etc.), while continuing to fund the research and educational communities to buy the tools they needed to design the next generation.?? 
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