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[ih] protocol structure -> economic structure

> On 3/2/2012 4:10 AM, Tony Finch wrote:
>> There's an idea that the structure of a protocol (or the topology 
>> implied
>> by the protocol or that emerges from it) determines the economic 
>> structure
>> of the service providers and users of that protocol. Sadly I can't now
>> remember where I got this idea from.

Are you perhaps thinking of "Code" by Larry Lessig (talking about 
software, rather than protocols, but a very similar arguement)?

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra