The Resource How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet, Benjamin Peters, (electronic resource)

How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet, Benjamin Peters, (electronic resource)

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How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet
Title
How not to network a nation
Title remainder
the uneasy history of the Soviet internet
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Peters
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1959 and 1989, Soviet scientists and officials made numerous attempts to network their nation -- to construct a nationwide computer network. None of these attempts succeeded, and the enterprise had been abandoned by the time the Soviet Union fell apart. Meanwhile, ARPANET, the American precursor to the Internet, went online in 1969. Why did the Soviet network, with top-level scientists and patriotic incentives, fail while the American network succeeded? In How Not to Network a Nation, Benjamin Peters reverses the usual cold war dualities and argues that the American ARPANET took shape thanks to well-managed state subsidies and collaborative research environments and the Soviet network projects stumbled because of unregulated competition among self-interested institutions, bureaucrats, and others. The capitalists behaved like socialists while the socialists behaved like capitalists. After examining the midcentury rise of cybernetics, the science of self-governing systems, and the emergence in the Soviet Union of economic cybernetics, Peters complicates this uneasy role reversal while chronicling the various Soviet attempts to build a "unified information network." Drawing on previously unknown archival and historical materials, he focuses on the final, and most ambitious of these projects, the All-State Automated System of Management (OGAS), and its principal promoter, Viktor M. Glushkov. Peters describes the rise and fall of OGAS -- its theoretical and practical reach, its vision of a national economy managed by network, the bureaucratic obstacles it encountered, and the institutional stalemate that killed it. Finally, he considers the implications of the Soviet experience for today's networked world."--Provided by publisher
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, Benjamin
Dewey number
384.30947/09045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5102.3.S68
LC item number
P48 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Information policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer networks
  • Internetworking (Telecommunication)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Internet
  • Internetworking
  • Rechnernetz
  • Sowjetunion
Label
How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet, Benjamin Peters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=2798800
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-257, 259-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A global history of cybernetics -- Economic cybernetics and its limits -- From network to patchwork : three pioneering network projects that didn't, 1959 to 1962 -- Staging the OGAS, 1962 to 1969 -- The undoing of the OGAS, 1970 to 1989 -- Appendix A. Basic structure of the Soviet government -- Appendix B. Annotated list of Slavic names -- Appendix C. Network and other project acronyms
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262334181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025968847
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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370a80d2-1db0-462b-8300-c7688ef4505d
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951625602
Label
How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet, Benjamin Peters, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=2798800
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-257, 259-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A global history of cybernetics -- Economic cybernetics and its limits -- From network to patchwork : three pioneering network projects that didn't, 1959 to 1962 -- Staging the OGAS, 1962 to 1969 -- The undoing of the OGAS, 1970 to 1989 -- Appendix A. Basic structure of the Soviet government -- Appendix B. Annotated list of Slavic names -- Appendix C. Network and other project acronyms
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262334181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025968847
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
370a80d2-1db0-462b-8300-c7688ef4505d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951625602

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