Here's an interesting map (for geeks like us anyway):<quoted text>
Yes I know, as well as netscape, firefox, a huge hand in the initial versions of internet explorer... But I didn't want to post since I was afraid everyone would refute... I also heard a rumor that our secret underground supercomputer runs the entire midwest's internet, and it landed us in the top 10 terrorist targets. Not sure if its true...
Urbana has the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and I don't know that it runs the Midwest internet, but it is a pretty significant node! Urbana has some interesting defense stuff going on (SAIC is out of Urbana).
We used to mess around on this stuff as Undergrads! The first PLATO system, prototypical Internet (it was university & military back then) etc.
ha ha ha! That's what you get when you hire undergrads to watch the computing center at night & on weekends!!