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Source: Wired Magazine

Date: October 10th. 2017

Link: https://www.wired.com/2017/07/inside-cubas-diy-internet-revolution/

Discussion

1) “Every week, more than a terabyte of data is packaged into external hard drives known as el paquete semanal (“the weekly package”). It is the internet distilled down to its purest, most consumable, and least interactive form: its content. This collection of video, song, photo, and text files from the outside world is cobbled together by various media smugglers known as paqueteros, and it travels around the island from person to person.”  How might you better facilitate this sort of information distribution?

2) “Named SNET, short for street network, it is a homebrewed intranet stretching across the capital and parts of the provinces that reproduces much of the consumer internet we know in the free world. ”   What are some of the issues with creating a “homebrewed intranet”?

 

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