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In the US the funding for leading edge computer research is government funded.  Most of the funding comes from ARPA, DARPA, and other military and intelligence organizations for military and intelligence applications.

Despite the mythological horseshit spread by the ignorant Silicon Valley wouldn't exist if it hadn't been for US Federal government funding.  

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for the real story of how SV came to be.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 01:50:02 AM EST
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