The Soviet InterNyet: How the soviets invented the internet and why it didn't work
A fascinating tale of what could have been and the political machinery of the time. Benjamin Peters provides us with an insight into the Soviet internet that almost was – fuelled by the vision of a far-sighted man, combined with his desire to unveil an era of electronic socialism. What lessons can the internet as it is today, propped up by private capitalist interests, learn from that? Writing in Aeon magazine, he explores.
From Aeon magazine