...have a Pepsi?
Government did not make the internet what it is today; private industry did. Government wanted a WAN design, granted, but yeesh. 'government-created information network' is definitely not just a stretch, it's inaccurate. Government opening the door to private industry does not equate to government creation, and it certainly doesn't show initial interference to back up your somewhat rude point (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet#History) In fact, looking at current government and military uses of networks and IP, and it's inability to keep up with not just commercial; but foreign government uses as well, I'd be tempted to say that I'm surprised this post is modded 4 to insightful instead of 0 to troll. At either rate, to quote PJ O'Rourke, "Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
...hired goons. Nothing says loving like a hired goon visit.
.. Mister Kimball I need to go to the bathroom. THERE IS NO BATHROOM!!
... using a phone condom is against the rules. Jobs is a bigot!!
Thai Food budget or Ammo budget.
.. I lost my bid to the EU to adopt Metric F*ck Ton. =(
.. I bet IBM already has a patent on it.
..they're not coding with trial and error, because only IBM can do that. Ugh.
... if San Andreas was a dead giveaway. In other news, scientists warn that a tornado catastrophe could hit Kansas in the next 10 years...
"in addition to its spying tasks." What tasks are these? Please elaborate, for the sake of accuracy of course.