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fediverse technical meta; computer history 

This is going to seem like a joke but it's not: in ~1978, there was a minor crisis around connecting the various networks (ARPA, CYCLADES, etc) into an "inter-network environment", aka the internet. Some of the discussions seems similar to our discussion of interoperability between content types in ActivityPub networks. I think it would behoove fediverse nerds to read up on this stuff.

1978 paper summarizing the issue (PDF): rfc-editor.org/ien/ien20.pdf

fediverse technical meta; computer history 

@darius I just enjoyed the heck out of that paper. I love the analysis approach it captures, the walk-through of options & their tradeoffs; the admission that a bit of instinct is informing the proposal.

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