The Chilean “socialist Internet” -…

The Chilean “socialist Internet” – circa 1972!

When Pinochet’s military overthrew the Chilean government 30 years ago, they discovered a revolutionary communication system, a ‘socialist internet’ connecting the whole country. Its creator? An eccentric scientist from Surrey, UK named Stafford Beer.

This is a fascinating story. And yes, he really did link up Chile in ’72 – long before the Internet…

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