Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 10:20:12 EST From: BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Subject: Re: An Ad and a Question From: NAME: David Bergdahl FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MRGATE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX Natalie, I was merely referring to the fact that the Defense Dept. set up the Internet originally; whatever investment there was initially was government funded. And not only initially: when Ohio State got its supercomputer the state government paid for the optical fiber link between Columbus and the state-sponsored universities. The obvious analogy is that the state builds highways that private firms use for profit, but not all trucks plop their loads in your den (or whereever your terminal is: mine is in a former-kid's bedroom) db