Weekend Gedankenexperiment - The Kill Switch
dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Sat Feb 5 20:11:45 CST 2011
On 2/5/2011 6:43 AM, Fred Baker wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Hayden Katzenellenbogen wrote:
>> Not sure if it has been said already but wasn't one of the key point for
>> the creation of the internet to create and infrastructure that would
>> survive in the case of all out war and massive destruction. (strategic
>> nuclear strikes)
> Urban legend, although widely believed. Someone probably made the observation.
Maybe not quite an UL...
On the average, The Rand Corp is extremely careful about what it publishes, yet
here it is, repeating the claim.
Back in the '70s, I always heard "survive hostile battlefield conditions" and
never heard anyone talk about comms survival of a nuclear event, but I wasn't in
any interesting conversations, such as in front of funding agencies...
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