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How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

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How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

Benjamin Peters

This is the tragic story—presented for the first time in English in book form—of pioneering attempts to build nationwide networks for a range of civilian purposes in the Soviet Union between 1959 and 1989. It advances and complicates the plain proposition that the first international computer networks took shape thanks to cooperating capitalists, not competing socialists. In particular, it chronicles and comments on the development of the cold war science of ...Read more


 

 

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