On the last question, I asked, “Who would you conclude invented the Internet?” I got some great answers like “a combination of a lot of people.” Then I got some perplexing answers.
Many students gave each of the following two answers:
– the Soviet Union
Sure, I mentioned that they were the reason we started the ball rolling, to get an edge on technology over them after Sputnick. But I think I need to clarify for these students what “invent” means.
– Bill Gates
I am at a loss. Bill is not mentioned anywhere in the history. I cannot fathom why the kids think he invented the Internet, except he’s the most famous computer guy they know.