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How the Internet Architecture Got Its Hourglass Shape and What That Means for the Future
August 15, 2011
A new computer model that describes the evolution of the Internet's architecture suggests that a process similar to natural evolution took place to determine which protocols survived and which ones became extinct. Understanding the evolution may help the designers of future Internet architectures.
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