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[ih] protocol structure -> economic structure

> 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.
> Does anyone here have pointers to literature mentioning or describing this
> idea? Is anyone acknowledged as its originator? Does it have a snappy name?

Dave Clark has been giving speeches for about a decade on this issue.
He has a 2002 paper entitled "Tussle in Cyberspace" and the term
"tussle space" has some traction for discussions about the implications
of particular protocol designs.