I think that Xerox may have been the *Wright Brothers* for laying the 1st *pipes* that expanded into the world wide innerpipes, in the 1970s…….In the 70s, I recall that my main technological advance was “burning” [literally…} original documents on a mimeograph machine; aptly named “The Burn Machine!” The good old days——–meh
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — July 24, 2012 @ 7:55 am
The first packet switching network was created by SAC in the 1950′s in order to ensure communications during a nuclear war. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) later created a packet switching network called ARPANET. The internet owes much to ARPANET, including shared infrastructure in the early days. Businesses and colleges involved in research all began to connect to the ARPANET spurring the telcos to invest in the underlying infrastructure and companies like DEC, IBM and HP to design innovative hardware solutions to the growing demands for bandwidth. The ARPANET evolved into the USENET, which evolved into the internet, which became the “world wide web” after the creation of the web browser. Obama is not totally incorrect, nor is he totally correct; To claim that the US government “created the internet deliberately” would be as disingenuous as denying significant US Government contribution to the network that evolved into the internet. No other country’s government contributed even 10% as much as ours did.
Obama’s motivation however is the same old collectivist nonsense.