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In the second half of the 20th century, and in the middle of an exciting global race to build computer networks, the story of Russia’s self-disqualification teaches a valuable lesson. Assistant communications professor and author Benjamin Peters follows the fate of Soviet computer scientists who repeatedly failed to obtain the necessary support to develop and implement computer network technologies within Soviet government systems. As a result of bureaucracy and self-interest, the USSR failed to keep up with global advances in technology, and the United States created the Internet. getAbstract recommends Peters’s insights to world history buffs and technology wonks.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a USSR computer scientist faced resistance when trying to create a statewide computer network,
  • Why the United States successfully created the global Internet, and
  • Why today’s proliferation of silo networks could mean the demise of a free and safe global Internet.
 

About the Author

Benjamin Peters is an author and assistant professor of communication at the University of Tulsa. His latest book is How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet.

 

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Beginning in the 1950s, the Soviet Union invested in technology, among other modern advances. Anatoly Ivanovich Kitov, a military officer and computer researcher, placed his focus on the national economy. His plan was to share military computers with “civilian organizations” for “economic planning” ...

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