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Ctrl+F "monarchy" 0 matches. Pff.
What no ships? I liked ships.
Who needs monarchy when we can have Martian code! :) But 'monarchy' is there, lo and behold: «We know one thing about the whole network: by default, a social "network" is a monarchy. It has one corporate dictator, its developer. By default, a true network is a republic; its users govern it. And more important: a distributed community cannot coerce its users. Perhaps there are cases where monarchy is more efficient and effective -- but freedom is a product people want.» What is the loss of ships after such a sea change.
I must admit that my first comment was a blind guess. Glad to be proven wrong.
"Most people still have a general-purpose home computer, but it's atrophying into a client. Their critical data is all in the cloud. Technically, of course, that's ideal. Data centers are pretty good at being data centers" стиль никуда не деть
(Also, kudos to the authors for taking time to thoroughly explain their goals, all the "whys", repeatedly, at different angles. That's how you sell a technical project to the public.)
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