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

Peter Sevcik was deeply involved in AUTODINII as I recall. Was Heidi
Heiden in charge on the military side?


On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Bernie Cosell <bernie at fantasyfarm.com> wrote:
> 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
> contract.
>   /bernie\
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