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ARPA: a visible means of support

The Advanced Research Projects Agency has probably done more to lift computer science from other disciplines and to put it on its own feet than any organization inside or outside of government. Even today, when support of computing is spread throughout the government, ARPA is practically alone in its belief that computing deserves to be a separate discipline. Ironically, the computer profession knows little about this friendly benefactor.

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