"The US didn't invent the internet"
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"revert my buffer" says "All Americans think they invented everything (especially the internet)"
Provincialism and Gore's silliness notwithstanding, I thought the US *did* create the internet - that's part of the reason that root DNS lives here.
Did I miss something?
January 26th, 2006 8:13am
Yeah wasn't it a DARPA project or something?
January 26th, 2006 8:15am
If memory serves
TCP/IP - American (from that DARPA project)
Internet - International agreement connecting several TCP/IP networks with an American guy working out the addressing system
HTML aka WWW - British guy at CERN in Geneva - allowing high energy physics research notes to cross reference.
He's probably just conflating internet and web - a lot of people do.
a cynic writes
January 26th, 2006 8:19am
"Revert my Buffer" sounds like some sort of phonetic anagram for "Perverted Buttsecx" anyway.
January 26th, 2006 8:20am
The US did invent the Internet, but not the Web. That was Sir (now) Tim Berners-Lee.
You know what's funny? I knew the whole history - DARPA & Tim Berners-Lee; was asking in case I'd missed something. But in my OP I didn't even clarify "internet not web" because I figured in the company of technical people I didn't have to.
Yet each reply does. Weird.
January 26th, 2006 9:04am
That's because technical people are, as a group, pedantic assholes. :-)
January 26th, 2006 9:05am
""Revert my Buffer" sounds like some sort of phonetic anagram for "Perverted Buttsecx" anyway."
Yeah, you would think that, muppet.
January 26th, 2006 10:22am