01 July 2016


Michael D. Gordin reviews How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet, by Benjamin Peters.
... Peters finds six different proposals to develop an 'all-union' computer network. This stands to reason, given what he calls “the outsized infrastructural imagination of Soviet planners”, who liked their projects big and utopian — think the space programme, dams and nuclear power.

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