@koyu As someone who *grew up* on this story (my dad's an "internet pioneer"). THIS, so much. The internet was invented by academics and the US government. In cooperation with a few key partners. There were fights about which systems to use, the open ones won and we're all better off for it. For anyone interested in learning more, this book's a pretty good history:

simonandschuster.com/books/Whe

@koyu Also huge government research subsidies. :^)

@koyu Right capitalism steals your data and sells it whereas something more collective would prompt you to donate a bit.

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