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Universities birthed the Intertubes

Kenneth King, who served as Cornell vice provost for computing from 1980 to 1987, says that universities were the driving force in creating the Internet. “It was the zeal of the university community fired up by academic goals that fueled the explosive worldwide growth of networking,” he said in a lecture to the Association of Professors Emeriti Feb. 17, which can be seen below. “University people provided most of the creative energy and did almost all of the work.”

– Bill Steele

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