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The Clamor Outside as INWG Debated: Economic War Comes to Networking (2016)


In a 2011 Anecdote department article in the Annals, Alex McKenzie provided an excellent account of the events between 1974 and 1976 leading up to INWG 96, a proposed internetwork transport protocol. McKenzie's anecdote focused on the events in INWG (International Network Working Group), which this article shows were a small part of a much larger debate that was going on outside. The author places the INWG discussions in this wider context to better understand the technical points and implications, their ultimate impact, and the paradigm shift that threatened established business models.

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Authors & Contributors
Fidler, Bradley Reuben
Downey, Greg
Peters, Benjamin
Lubken, Deborah
Salus, Peter H.
Castells, Manuel
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Technology and Culture
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Peer-to-Peer Communications Inc.
Blackwell Publishers
Princeton University
MIT Press
Yale University
History of Computing
Computer networks
Information technology
Kemeny, John G. (1926-1993)
Kurtz, Thomas E.
United States
Minnesota (U.S.)
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
United States. Defense Communications Agency
Club of Rome
Internet Engineering Task Force
Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
Dartmouth University

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