Unanticipated consequences & influences

XV.1 January + February 2008
Page: 74
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TIME LINESUnanticipated and contingent influences on the evolution of the internet


Authors:
Glenn Kowack

Glenn Kowack, a pioneering networking entrepreneur, is writing a book about forces underlying unforeseen consequences in uses of digital technologies. This excerpt provides a fascinating perspective on the evolution of the Internet. Glenn and I have been good friends since w e met in late 1978 in the Tampa airport, waiting for a flight to Havana to have a look at life on the other side of the Iron Curtain. We found music, color, socioeconomic equality, and daiquiris, but not much venture capital.¬óJonathan Grudin "History is lived forward but observed backward."¬óSoren Kierkegaard In the Beginning There Was Telephony…




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