Skip to comments.Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet'
Posted on 01/11/2011 8:58:50 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet' By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/11/11 10:27 AM ET
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.
"Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?" he asked at one point.
Kerry also argued that the government's bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared.
"[Do they want a] government too small to give Americas auto industry and all its workers a second chance to fight for their survival? Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries and fills the Treasury with the revenue that educates our children, cures disease, and defends our country?" he said in remarks to the Center for American Progress.
"We have to get past slogans and soundbites, reason together and talk in real terms about how America can do its best," he added.
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Exactly! Evidently Kerry hasn’t talked to Al Gore... EVER!
They are being reduced to defending big expensive government. Good sign.
How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?
Here's a new one, Sen Kerry - how about you guys listen to the voice of the people for a change, and get the hell out of the way?
The government didn’t invent the Internet. The GUI came out of work by artists interested in computers. The math/music-type of personalities.
Easily...This Is Assachusetts after all! The Collective IQ of our congressional representatives is .6.
The government didn’t invent the internet. BBN invented the DARPAnet for them and Sun Microsystems made it commercial. BTW, ATEX had an e-mail system in 1980 run on DEC 11/04 based main frame electronic pre-press publishing systems. It was developed in a garage in Bedford, MA.
Married for money!
He married it!
‘Much of the rest of Kerry’s speech was devoted to the need to maintain federal spending on infrastructure; he said the U.S. is falling far behind China and other countries in ensuring updated airports, roads and seaports.’
Yes, Mr Kerry we should rebuild infrastructure but we should not be using money for roads on Cadillac pension plans for DOT bigwigs,seminars on Gay/Lesbian awareness or support a system that has 10 federal employees for every 10 feet of road that gets paved.
They are holding this economy down like lead weights and we are supposed to thank them for it. Everything we have and are, thank the government.
No...but we do want a government too limited to have a place for those Algorites!
Well Mr. Kerry, the Defense Department (DARPA) invented the Internet and our national defense is covered in the US Constitution. Got anymore stupid things to ponder!
The MILITARY created it... I remember when Universities were first allowed to use it.
Which of the limited and enumerated powers given to Congress in the Constitution include this mandate to “contribute to U.S. productivity”?
“How can someone so ignorant of reality rise to the level of the US Senate?”
The level of competence and knowledge in government is pathetic. That’s why.
praise government from whom all blessings flow...
The government has invented NOTHING. From time to time government funding has contributed to a major break through such as the moon landings and the atomic bomb, but the practical application of the new knowledge from these programs has been from the private sector. The Internet would be a pure university and military project had not the private sector taken the technology and developed it into what it is today.
The early development of the Internet by the government was done on a shoestring, just to allow scientists at different labs to communicate and pass along their results to each other. So Kerry is full of s*t, as usual.
Kerry speaking out of his league here.
The same military that behaves ‘in the fashion of Ghengis Khan’ and is staffed with drop-outs who can’t make anything else of their lives? The senator needs to hear about this right away.
I'm getting tired of that old saw from these old asshat fossils. I work in the R & D department of a large semiconductor company, and almost every time I tell somebody I work in R & D, they ask me for which government department do I work.
They look at me as if I had two heads when I tell them I work for a PRIVATE company.
Uh huh... that Military... he truly is a pos.
I was transmitting spreadsheets from Casper, WY to SLC, UT in late 1982 (RS2732(?) modem-board in a PDP 1100, IIRC)
Gee, where would we be today without government-invented telephone, electricity, automobile, or even the wheel?
“a government too limited to have invented the internet”
An idiotic notion. The invention of the interet was more than anything the setting of a standard. Clever thinking, but since then the internet protocols have been vastly explanded to carry voice, video, handle more users (IPV6), and I think practically all of this stuff was done in the private sector.
Huge advances in the internet’s speed has occurred through hardware and software advances. Think fiber optics, high speed semiconductors, vast price reductions in equipment. The internet mass-market appliances have undergone more than one revolution. Think of the advances in set top boxes and phones. Most of the internet traffic now is video. The cellular network has grown from voice to broadband. None of this stuff was brought to life by government.
“Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries”
Government creates jobs? Who knew.
Has he ever done anything right besides marry a rich widow?
The internet was invented by universities as a way of sharing research data. This part, government probably did fund. But it wasn't government's idea. It was probably college professors who applied for grants and got funding to create it.
GUI technology was developed independently and then applied to the internet. Once the first GUI browsers took hold, the internet really began to take off.
I believe Government's role was very limited and probably just to funding, not invention.
That said, I still want the Government funding University projects, when they have practical value and aren't just and excuse for a professor to study sex.
It is not the province of the government to “invent” anything, including the internet. What the government tends to “invent” is waste, fraud, abuse and the wielding of power by those who cannot succeed in the marketplace of ideas, where inventions are supposed to be made.
It is not the job of the government to invent things. It is the job of the government to carry out the constitution. That’s it.
Obviously, Kerry thinks the government should be in the business of inventing. He shouldn’t be allowed to get within 10 feet of Washington DC.
Far better to reduce the government so much that it comprises only those who are smart enough, accomplished enough, and motivated enough to do something right, like invent the Internet.
But then, deadbeats like Kerry would be out of jobs.
Funny how morons like this one can look at a sea of millions and millions of government employed faces and be convinced that there’s someone out there smart and capable enough to invent the Internet. And yet, they look and the sea of millions and millions of American voters and taxpayers, and come away convinced that they’re all just too stupid to even feed themselves.
Huh? What has a “GUI” got to do with the internet?
Facts. The protocol that the Internet runs on (TCP/IP) was invented by DARPA. The current crop of “GUI’s” like the MAC and Windows Graphics interfaces are descendants of work done at Xerox PARC.
The two really don’t have anything to do with each other.
As for John Kerry’s remark - I know - let’s cut out all parts of government except the military since THAT is where the Internet protocol came from!
“Horseface always shows his hands in his photo-ops. I wonder where they went?”
The girl with the beer looks like she’s being goosed!
We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
- Foreign Critics speech, 1890
That’s from Mark Twain.
I see that what I wrote is just too cryptic. I was thinking of Csuri’s work and the university connections. I was trying to remember the dates of all that. I know Compuserve was 1976-1977, but the Internet was prior to that.
Csuri was a cool guy.