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2. Something smells funny... Mar 12, 2003, 20:17 Tanto Edge
Maybe I'm getting Gibson, but I've got a Conspiracy Theory (stifles giggle)
Seriously, the 'reinvention' of the internet?
This is news on CNN.COM that defines the last ten(?) years as a nice 'experiment'. I didn't know that this internet we have has all been an experiment and I already know that it isn't what it was meant to be.
Flashback: The internet was meant to be a nice communications grid for the use of the the United States military. It turned into a giant bermuda triangle of information.
Ofcourse it's not what they expected. It's out of control! Nobody knows what's out there anymore and not too many people care.

The question I want to ask the people is, why would we want to reinvent the internet? Better still, why would any particular group of United States universities want to rebuild or reinvent the internet?

Now sure, they have talked at great length about the wonderful history and taken us down a colorful memory lane, but they have not given any reasoning behind why they would want to reinvent this internet, other than: It's been a good ten years.

I don't trust something like this, not so much because I don't trust change (though being human allows me this right). No, I don't trust this because it concerns the internet and the United States. That combination (especially during these misaligned times) just makes me shudder with fear.

Oh and concerning that 100mill loss, hey, I switched to Linux. Come this payday I'm registering with the Mandrake club.

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