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Issue No. 01 - January (2010 vol. 32)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 10-22
Janet Abbate , Virginia Tech
ABSTRACT
<p>The US National Science Foundation played a key role in the history of the Internet by overseeing its transition from government to private operation. In the process, NSF was forced to balance the competing visions of scientists, politicians, and private industry. This article describes the conflicts, trade-offs, and unexpected events that led to a technical and social transformation of the Internet.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Internet, networking, NSFnet, privatization, NREN, Al Gore
CITATION
Janet Abbate, "Privatizing the Internet: Competing Visions and Chaotic Events, 1987–1995", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 10-22, January 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.24
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