The myth that government created the internet

I wrote Michael S. Rozeff to thank him for his article, which shows that government was not necessary to create the Internet. I copied my message to him here below.

Hello Michael,

I react to your contribution:
The myth that government created the internet ā€“

THANK YOU for writing this. I have already been telling people this for a very long time. Just the other day another Obama dupe pointed to it as something the government did well.

But you even left out something even more telling about it.

Before there was the Internet, remember, there was CompuServe, Prodigy, and don’t forget AOL. The last one did pretty well and even refused to be left behind with the Internet.

In fact it was one of those services, I think it was AOL, that in an obscure (probably “obfuscated”) news item in the local paper, I noticed that some judge somewhere ordered that ISP’s could no longer meter the time one was signed in to the Internet. The rationale was something like “the greater good”.

Those services would have grown. The telephone system already had T1 lines from a LONG time ago. SDLC I think it was, was somewhere between audio modems and high-capacity phone wiring. During the Internet rollout, my “employer” (I was contracting with them) had an SDLC line.

If I remember correctly, the word for the Internet was derived from Inter-Network, meaning a network of networks, and that’s all it is. In fact many companies using the standard TCP-IP protocols have their own mini-Internet, called Intranet, because they have a bunch of networks.

The Internet took over only because of the heavy installed presence of the biggest corporations that were big because of the usual factors, government intervention causing a tendency to favor size, and the military contractors, and the protocol. It was the biggest market the fastest.

Without a government, the fact that those earliest service companies (and the home-grown dial-in bulletin boards that popped up everywhere), shows that governments were completely unnecessary.

In fact, a spontaneous market-driven growth in communications would have probably grown in a more secure manner.

When the governments of this world and the world dictatorship of the Beast are no more, the infrastructure will still be there.


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