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Monday, February 25, 2008

Chilenian Communists & Cybernetitians invented another Internet in 1970

"Project Cybersyn
was a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 19701973 (during the government of president Salvador Allende). It was essentially a network of telex machines that linked factories with a single computer center in Santiago, which controlled them using principles of cybernetics. The principal architect of the system was British operations research scientist Stafford Beer." (wikipedia)

Check out the whole Wikipedia entry, and some chilenian activists prepared a pretty good website and an installation at the ZKM a great museum in Karlsruhe.

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