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7171Re: [decentralization] directional motion

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  • Miles Fidelman
    May 17, 2014
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      Clay Shirky clay@... [decentralization] wrote:
      > > 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.
      > -c

      Well, I think it also coincided with when serious government R&D funding
      dried up for protocol development.

      Miles Fidelman

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
      In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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