Re: [bytesforall_readers] The Internet: a case of founders keepers? ... one Indian perspective
- At 5:27 PM +0530 14/11/05, Frederick Noronha (FN) wrote:
>http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/122112/1/5339Sometimes history could do with a bit of editing. In this case,
>The Internet: a case of `founders keepers?
>Indeed its origins lay in a network called DARPANet, a creation of
>the U.S. government's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency,
>which was initially handed over to a consortium of American academic
>institutions, then grew and grew... to become today's Internet.
correcting as well. While DARPANet was an early user of the first
Internet protocols, to implement them, they drew on help from
Britain. Even today, the Net would be quite useless as a common
person's resource if it wasn't for the Web, whose development was
unmistakably European. I don't have time to give you all the
references right now, but they are worth googling for. I don't think
anyone wants to see the Net degenerate into a set of disconnected
networks, but on the one hand let us remember there are already quite
a few global networks out there that aren't part of the Net, and on
the other remember that sharing control with persons from around the
world need not necessarily mean degeneration.
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