Between 1959 and 1989, the Soviet government and scientists struggled to build a nationwide computer network. Without any success, the venture fell apart before the end of the Union. Today we will discuss the failed Soviet attempt to create a network and what it could mean for the future of the internet. Plus we consider ethics in journalism when reporting leaked information.
- Steven Levy, Editor at Backchannel
- Benjamin Peters, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Tulsa; and Author, "How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet"
- Russell Holly, contributing editor at AndroidCentral.com