Twat:You are posting a comment on the WWW, which was invented by a Briton whilst working at CERN - an EU funded org, whilst using a DARPA (US) funded protocol (I think) Anyway, my point is that it's a bit rubbish to suggest that the US tax payer fronts the cost of development of t'internet as a whole.
Jon, that would indeed be rubbish. That's why I was careful not to do so. I specifically limited my comment to "the technologies and protocols of the internet," and made no mention of the WWW, or the privately-owned hardware that carries data. Why are you so bent out of shape over rubbish that nobody suggested?