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

Author
Benjamin Peters
Publisher / Label
Mit Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2016
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
312
ISBN
9780262034180

Index

Series Editor's Introduction ix 
Prologue xi

   Introduction 1

1  A Global History of Cybernetics 15

2  Economic Cybernetics and Its Limits 57

3  From Network to Patchwork: Three Pioneering Network Projects That Didn't, 1959 to 1962 81

4  Staging the OCAS, 1962 to 1969 107

5  The Undoing of the OCAS, 1970 to 1989 159 

   Conclusion 191

Acknowledgments 207

Appendix A: Basic Structure of the Soviet Government 213 
Appendix B: Annotated List of Slavic Names 215 
Appendix C: Network and Other Project Acronyms 219 
Notes 221 
Bibliography 259 
Index 287