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Goldsmith and Wu * Even for this most revolutionary global communication technology, geography, and governmental coercion retain fundamental importance * The Internet is splitting apart and becoming bordered. Far from flattening the world, the Internet – its language, its content, its norms – is conforming to local conditions * Contrary to what many expect, Lessig: Regulability * Law * Norms * Code (architecture) * Markets Barlow: Cyberlibertarian Barber: * Pandora * Pangloss * Jeffersonian What is special about the net? * Uses - One-to-One - One-to-Many - Many-to-Many - Some-to-Some * Meta Media * Architecture - Edge network - End-to-End Argument - Best-effort network - Packet Switched Network * Institutions - A federation of voluntarily affiliating networks - Bottom-up “internet defined” institutions - Network-organization as opposed to a hierarchical bureaucracy - Not defined by ownership, government, etc. (at best just defined by architectures)
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Unformatted text preview: - Protocols set by internet-enabled virtual organization with individuals as members (IETF)- Very little centralized control DARPA * The U.S. Department of Defense * Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency * Began ~1962 in reaction to the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik in 1957 * DARPA was told to find ways to utilize the nation’s investment in computers, formed with an emphasis towards basic computing research How did the Network Evolve? * ARPA did not act as an enforcer on standards, but instead, invited public participation in improving the network- The founding philosophy: * To be resilient, the network was not supposed to rely on a centralized control * “We reject: kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code” * The network relied on a growing number of standard specification documents...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course INTA 2040 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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