7171Re: [decentralization] directional motion
- May 17, 2014Clay Shirky clay@... [decentralization] wrote:
>Well, I think it also coincided with when serious government R&D funding
> > Maybe there was a finite opening phase in computing, where standards
> drove the
> > agenda and ideals of decentralization were widely shared.
> And we know when it ended -- http and HTML were the last two important
> standards worked out before people had an idea of how much money was
> at stake. The very next set of protocols -- chat, starting with ICQ --
> have not settled on a single set of open standards to this day,
> leaving things like Addium to rety to reverse-engineer interoperability.
dried up for protocol development.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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