A version of this article appeared July 23, 2012, on page A11 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Who Really Invented the Internet?
It’s a very interesting addition to the public discussion started by Pres Obama around who is responsible for success, entrepreneurs or bureaucrats.
The story of Xerox PARC Labs and its relationship with Apple Computer is fascinating.
Goes to the issue of knowledge as power–I contend it’s a misnomer. Applied knowledge can be powerful, otherwise knowledge is just information.