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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: History of networking

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  • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
    ... That would leave DEC out. The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, honest lawyers and DEC marketing are all fictitious entities. ... I do hope that was a
    Message 1 of 18 , Oct 1, 2010
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      "jack99rubin" <jack.rubin@...> writes:

      >It should go without saying that no single source, especially one with a ma=
      >rketing department, is beyond suspicion in a discussion like this!!!=20

      That would leave DEC out. The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, honest lawyers
      and DEC marketing are all fictitious entities.


      >That there was enough (perceived) demand to corral these mavericks together=
      > long enough to come up with a shared spec is the wonder of it. The real hi=
      >story, as "system" says, is in the internal corporate conversations and the=
      > IEEE committee meetings. Lots of head butting, private agendas and cross p=
      >urposes all bottled up to produce something that was "good enough" to power=
      > Al Gore's vision for an interconnected world.

      I do hope that was a tongue-in-cheek poke at "Al Gore", the inventor of
      the internet. ;)


      >Ever the cynic,

      Welcome to the club.
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