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“Why the Soviet Internet Failed” - Ben Peters (Yale ISP)

Ben Peters presents preliminary findings of a dissertation chapter examining why the Soviets did not succeed in building an ARPANET-equivalent. In particular, he examines Soviet bureaucratic and social structures as decentralized networks, compares them to conventional critiques of centralized power, and speculates on the chapter's relevance for modern-day practices of power distribution.


20 Oct 2008

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January 31, 2015