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Did any single person invent the Internet?

Last Edit: 10/01/17

No. Unlike the World Wide Web which is credited to Tim Berners-Lee, the Internet did not have one single 'founding father'. The Internet was developed and evolved over four decades, and by numerous individuals and research facilities. However, there are a few persons who stand out in contributing major features to the Internet: Leonard Klienrock developed packet switching; Larry G. Roberts was chiefly responsible for starting ARPANET; and Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn who created the TCP/IP protocol.

Alongside the computer scientists highlighted above, Al Gore - a politician who served as Vice President of the United States of America from 1993-2001 - is given plenty of credit for helping support and fund information technology projects. Vint Cerf has stated on a number of occasions that Al Gore provided essential support and promotion of computer networking projects throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The Internet boom is credited as starting from 1993-1995; it's probably not a coincidence this occurred at the same time that Gore became the Vice President of the United States.

In conclusion, while there are a number of men - some of which are highlighted above - who are referred to as the "founding fathers" of the Internet, no individual can lay claim to inventing the Internet. The Internet, however, was largely a project funded by the government of the United States of America, and developed within the research facility of it's military and educational institutions.