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Ira [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Redecentralization on Wikipedia 2013-12-14 22:14:43 (5 years 7 mons 8 days 07:48:00 ago)
Thanks Jonathan!

@All: would it be worth starting a list of reference material / related reading on our swarm wiki? We could spit up basic background idea notes (where the new yorker article does a good job I think) and more in depth pieces (I bet Francis & others will have a few suggestions here)!

On 13 December 2013 23:15, Francis Irving <francis@flourish.org> wrote:
I don't know of any *definitive* articles.

I think it's a topic that keeps coming back... For example, this
series by Danny O'Brien in 2008

Or this on CNN nearly two years ago.

I think a *definitive* article would be a much clearer history than
that. Factually backing up statements about it originally being more
centralized, and so on.

So probably, finding more detailed references for the things the New
Yorker article mentions?

Generally, BTW, do please mention interesting articles or videos here!
I tweet them out from @redecentralize, and I'd rather have the ones
that people want to read...


On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 08:06:23PM +0000, Jonathan Deamer wrote:
> After the cool media coverage redecentralizing tech projects and
> Redecentralize.org itself have received recently (New Yorker
> http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/the-mission-to-decentralize-the-internet.htmland
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/pods - nice work, Irina!), I've added
> a brief section to the Wikipedia page on decentralization.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralization#Centralization_and_redecentralization_of_the_Internet
> I'll try to update as there's more coverage, until the movement gathers
> such unstoppable momentum it needs to be broken out into its own page.
> Are there any canonical articles about the general concept yet I should
> include?

Do *you* have an awesome idea you never quite manage to do?

Irina Bolychevsky