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

On 30 Jul 2012 at 9:23, Bill Ricker wrote:

> Most on the list will remember, but so far only a side reference to 
> AutoDIN-II hasacknowledgedthat US Government support for further 
> development of TCP/IP was once not a forgone conclusion.

Actually, wasn't it less than that: if I remember correctly AutoDIN-II 
was first awarded to Western Union.  BBN's proposal [for an ARPAnet-like 
network] lost.  I wasn't involved with what happened, but that all fell 
apart or never worked or something and they ended up re-awarding the 


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