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[ih] When the words Internet was design to survive a nuclear war appeared for the first time?

On February 14, 2019 09:13:42 Alejandro Acosta 
<alejandroacostaalamo at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Today I was reading some news about Internet and in one of them I
> found the phrase (that all of you have listened before):  "Internet
> (ARPANET) was intended to survive a nuclear war", however, as far as I
> know, this is kind of a myth, right?, ARPANET was intended as a research
> network and the "war" part if very far away from the thuth.

my take on that is that there were two lines of thought leading up to the
ARPAnet.  very very roughly: one was paul baran's, who was thinking
about how the military  command and control might be able to continue 
functioning in the event of an attack, and JCR Licklider, who was thinking
about how wide-spread researchers could share resources, ideas and results
to better collaborate.

when the ARPAnet got funded by the DoD, Baran's story was the easier to
understand to the average person, raather than the more diaphanous idea
of researcher collaboration.  so Baran's take kinda caught the public
imagination, but the reality for those of us working on it was the it was
{somehow  :o)} to be a research tool.


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