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The Government Didn’t Invent the Internet, Private Industry Did

Xerox, master of the copier, leader of post-World War II IT, largely invented the Internet as the attached article points out.

(From WSJ.com)

But full credit goes to the company where Mr. Taylor worked after leaving ARPA: Xerox. It was at the Xerox PARC labs in Silicon Valley in the 1970s that the Ethernet was developed to link different computer networks. Researchers there also developed the first personal computer (the Xerox Alto) and the graphical user interface that still drives computer usage today.

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