Abstract

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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1547
Print ISSN
1058-6180
Pages
pp. 10-22
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-09
Open Access
No
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