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Fedback Column, August 2002.

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Open Source Analyses.

I very much enjoyed your three essays on this topic.

A couple of minor niggles though: firstly, there never was any such
beast as  DARPANET.

ARPANET was created when the funding agency was called ARPA (Advanced
Research Projectsz Agency) who funded, inter alia, Project MAC and the
world's greatest operating system Multics.

Later ARPA was retitled DARPA (Defense....) but the network was never

Also, the possessive of the pronoun "it" is "its", not "its'". The
writer consistenly gets this wrong.

Deryk Barker,
Camosun College, Canada

Many thanks to Deryk for the info. And for noticing the serious apostrophe abuse. Actually Deryck was a bit slow off the mark. I had already been visited by the apostrophe police within hours of my article appearing. Ok, I confess. I am a serial apostrophe abuser. I have tried to mend my ways, but it is hard to overcome the unfortunate habit of a lifetime of such abuse.

-- GP