The internet that wasn't

@article{Russell2013TheIT,
  title={The internet that wasn't},
  author={Andrew L. Russell},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
  year={2013},
  volume={50},
  pages={39-43}
}
  • A. Russell
  • Published 24 July 2013
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Spectrum
If everything had gone according to plan, the Internet as we know it would never have sprung up. That plan, devised 35 years ago, instead would have created a comprehensive set of standards for computer networks called Open Systems Interconnection, or OSI. Its architects were a dedicated group of computer industry representatives in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States who envisioned a complete, open, and multilayered system that would allow users all over the world to exchange… 

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