Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:17 UTC
Internet & Networking "It's an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon created the Internet to keep its communications lines up even in a nuclear strike. The truth is a more interesting story about how innovation happens - and about how hard it is to build successful technology companies even once the government gets out of the way."
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Tesla!!
by gan17 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:32 UTC
gan17
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2008-06-03

Nikola Tesla invented the internet!!

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RE: Tesla!!
by zima on Thu 26th Jul 2012 15:07 in reply to "Tesla!!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Not strictly about Tesla, but quite analogous on a more limited scale... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Victorian_Internet
With texting language, of course: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegraphese
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/872560-stripped-down-text-speak-is-over...

Also, open web issues ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschland_incident_(1902) ), perhaps its dot com bubbles (or at least banking panics), and predictions of world peace.

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