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Larry Sanger
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RE: Week 2: The components of the encyclosphere

Well, a list of the technical tools used to build the software isn't what I meant. I meant the higher-level software. Basically, in any communicatio...

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RE: Week 1: Digital naïveté

These are all great answers. The shift to authoritarian politics (which isn't just in the U.S.; it's in many countries) is just what gave teeth to t...

1 year ago
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RE: Week 1: The possibility of decentralized networks in 2021

Meh. Google dominates search, but there are usable competitors now and I don't feel a need to use them much anymore. That's something. I think we're g...

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RE: Week 1: The possibility of decentralized networks in 2021

Would the encyclosphere be a "post-based network"? Maybe, not sure. The way it would be like the blogosphere is by having distributed hosting of conte...

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RE: Week 1: How the giants grew

It's a whole bunch of things. The leaders were massively well-funded and not required to turn a profit for many years. They did not build on open...

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RE: Week 1: History of decentralization

That's why I never used those systems!

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RE: Week 1: History of decentralization

Yep. Basically things got so complicated around 2000-ish that web hosting became much more popular for SMEs. Before that, again, sysadmins would keep ...

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RE: Week 1: History of decentralization

That's just not true. I think what Jean was saying (it was Jean, right?) is just that the simplicity of running things like mail servers, etc., made i...

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RE: Week 1: History of decentralization

In the 1990s, few people ran their own servers, though it was more common for geeks to do so. What made the Internet more decentralized generally spea...

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RE: Week 1: Identifying the problem

Great answers so far. I'll work the above answers into mine. The original problem that the free/public domain software that ran the Internet solved ...

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RE: Week 1: The possibility of decentralized networks in 2021

All, thanks for diving in! I'm enjoying your answers and looking forward to weighing in. I thought I'd stay quiet at first, but I'll answer the questi...

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