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Old 27 January 2014, 03:12 AM
OrganMorgan OrganMorgan is offline
 
 
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Originally Posted by Troberg View Post
No one invented it, or, rather, a lot of people did. It's an evolotionary process, and the internet we see today is built on many, many different technologies and protocols, and with great network building efforts by many organizations and people. As it's evolutionary, we can't really single out any central technology and say "This is the internet", neither can we take away technologies due to the complex interdependencies that has evolved between them.

Not one inventor, thousands!
It's like the Original Adventure Game (Colossal Cave); significant originators can be identified, but the game kinda just grewed until every mainframe & mini had its own version. BTW, the original internet (long before the WWW) was a major route by which the game propagated!
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