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Building the Internet – Lessons from Railways

By Reima Suomi


“The (Railway) collection covers a very wide range of social, economic and technical subjects and is of interest to a number of academic disciplines” (Booth & Hopkin, 1994). This article draws similarities between the Internet revolution currently under way and the Railway revolution experienced 150 years ago. Both revolutions have to do with a network and organization of work, and are based on technical innovations. Many things could be learnt from Railways for the Internet community

Year: 2009
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