Talk:High Performance Computing Act of 1991

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Sorry, but I don't get it. Just what does this have to do with "taking the initiative to create the Internet"? Specifically, what did the Act to promote the Internet, or make it bigger or faster or cheaper? Or anything like that? --Uncle Ed (talk) 00:32, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Try reading the bill and the numerous experts that state that this bill was specifically what created the internet. Al Gore is one of the five or so most important individuals for giving you the ability to use Wikipedia. He is, however, not in the top three. Roberts, Perlman, Kahn and Cerf were the four people who gave you the nuts and bolts. Al Gore is the one who forced the bill through, and he did force the bill through by all accounts because no one but him thought is was all that important at the time. Basically the bill allowed you to access the internet, and the rest is history. I'd pop you some sources but all of this info is readily available through google if you want to spend 5 minutes reading about it. 151.213.208.239 (talk) 23:06, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for this encouraging news, my nameless benefactor! I'm glad to know that all I need to do is read the bill or spend 5 minutes on google to find out about what this article is supposed to be telling us.
But perhaps I didn't make my point: I was hoping that the article itself would answer the questions I raised.
Can you give me a list of the numerous experts that state that this bill was specifically what created the Internet, so that I can put them in the article? Along with their names, can you tell me which provisions of the article helped us to access the Internet and use Wikipedia? If you can do this in 5 minutes, it would save me countless hours, because I spent a lot of time looking already and couldn't find anything; hence, my question. --Uncle Ed (talk) 21:49, 4 June 2011 (UTC)


Actually Ed, it was Sarah Palin and Liz Cheney who took the initiative to create the Internet. Not sure where I heard that, I think it was one of those fringe right media outlets who claim Al Gore said he "invented it". I have no doubt you are familiar with several of them. Cosand (talk) 22:38, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Ed you won't find any such information, this bill is one of many steps that is part of the ongoing creation that is the internet. This article frankly overstates the importance of this bill. If you want a good overview of the history of the internet go here http://www.nethistory.info/index.html 75.163.76.81 (talk) 19:52, 22 July 2012 (UTC) me

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Moving these from the article:

Disavian (talk) 00:05, 27 August 2012 (UTC)