[ih] New Republic Article - "How We Misremember the Internet’s Origins"

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 12:15:16 PDT 2019

"But when the publicly funded open protocols and infrastructure built by ARPANET entered the Californian crucible of nascent ex-hippie neoliberalism, the windows of possibility narrow."

Um, meaningless drivel from someone with a liberal arts degree?

Neoliberalism didn't *actually* arise from hippiedom; it arose from rich people endorsing a particular stream of thought in academic economics. You might as well say that the Postel principle arose from hippiedom, since Jon had long hair. It would make as much sense IMNSHO.

   Brian Carpenter
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