R.I.P Howard Frederick. We should challenge the narrative that the corporate/military/right wing have always directed the development of the Internet. Frederick was a pioneer with a legacy of left wing innovation via the Internet: https://www.academia.edu/29802924/The_Technologies_of_Peace_and_War_The_Future_of_PeaceNet_and_Other_Decentralized_Technologies (scroll down to read - you don't have to give your email).
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