[governance] How the Soviets invented the Internet and why it didnt work

John Levine icggov at johnlevine.com
Tue Oct 18 18:55:59 EDT 2016

In article <3963C714461049FFAFAE8198FAFC9533 at LAPTOP93L8QKEK> you write:
>An interesting read, even if you dont agree with all the observations.
>“The first global computer network emerged thanks to capitalists behaving like cooperative socialists, not socialists behaving like
>competitive capitalists." 
>“Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global internet”

When I got to the place on the first page where he said that 80% of
Russian males born in 1923 didn't survive the war, I didn't bother
reading any farther.

That number is completely wrong (the actual number is about 67%, but
50% of that 67% were dead before the war started due to bad sanitation
and famine).  If the author can't be bothered to check his facts,
neither can I.


-------------- next part --------------
You received this message as a subscriber on the list:
     governance at lists.igcaucus.org
To be removed from the list, visit:

For all other list information and functions, see:
To edit your profile and to find the IGC's charter, see:

Translate this email: http://translate.google.com/translate_t

More information about the Governance mailing list