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Camels, Commerce, and Fiber-Optic Cables

A. Demotes, Photononstop, Corbis

The Silk Road: metaphor for modern cybercommerce?
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Imagining the ancient Silk Road conjures up visions of caravans crossing desert expanses, laden with rich goods from the East. Along with the trade in goods came the transfer of ideas. Buddhism stretched from the Indian subcontinent to China and...

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