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The master switch : the rise and fall of information empires, Tim Wu

Label
The master switch : the rise and fall of information empires
Title
The master switch
Title remainder
the rise and fall of information empires
Statement of responsibility
Tim Wu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this age of an open internet, it is easy to forget that every American information industry, beginning with the telephone, has eventually been taken captive by some ruthless monopoly or cartel. With all our media now traveling a single network, an unprecedented potential is building for centralized control over what Americans see and hear. Could history repeat itself with the next industrial consolidation? Could the internet- the entire flow of American information- come to be ruled by one corporate leviathan in possession of "the master switch"? That is the big question that the author presents in this pathbreaking book. As Wu's sweeping history shows, each of the new media of the twentieth century- radio, telephone, television, and film- was born free and open. Each invited unrestricted use and enterprising experiment until some would-be mogul battled his way to total domination. Explaining how invention begets industry and industry begets empire- a progress often blessed by government, typically with stifling consequences for free expression and technical innovation alike- Wu identifies a time-honored pattern in the maneuvers of today's great information powers: Apple, Goggle, and an eerily resurgent AT & T.A battle royal looms for the internet's future, and with almost every aspect of our lives now dependent on that network, this is one war we dare not tune out. Part industrial expose, part meditation of what freedom requires in the information age, this book is a stirring illumination of a drama that has played out over decades in the shadows of our national life and now culminates with terrifying implications for our future. -- from Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wu, Tim
Dewey number
384/.041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE7631
LC item number
.W8 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telecommunication
  • Information technology
  • Mass media
  • Télécommunications
  • Technologie de l'information
  • Information technology
  • Mass media
  • Telecommunication
  • Informatiemaatschappij
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Telecommunicatie
  • Informationswirtschaft
  • Internet
  • Massenmedien
  • Monopol
  • Unternehmenskonzentration
  • Informationsteknik
  • Telekommunikation
  • Massmedia
  • Telecommunication
  • Information technology
Label
The master switch : the rise and fall of information empires, Tim Wu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise. The disruptive founder ; Radio dreams ; Mr. Vail is a big man ; The time is not ripe for feature films ; Centralize all radio activities ; The Paramount ideal -- Beneath the All-seeing Eye. The foreign attachment ; The legion of decency ; FM radio ; We now add sight to sound -- The rebels, the challengers, and the fall. The right kind of breakup ; The radicalism of the Internet revolution ; Nixon's cable ; Broken Bell ; Esperanto for machines -- Reborn without a soul. Turner does television ; Mass production of the spirit ; The return of AT & T -- The Internet against everyone. A surprising wreck ; Father and son ; The separations principle
Control code
ocn515402494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 366 pages
Isbn
9780307269935
Lccn
2010004137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307269935
  • (OCoLC)515402494
Label
The master switch : the rise and fall of information empires, Tim Wu
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise. The disruptive founder ; Radio dreams ; Mr. Vail is a big man ; The time is not ripe for feature films ; Centralize all radio activities ; The Paramount ideal -- Beneath the All-seeing Eye. The foreign attachment ; The legion of decency ; FM radio ; We now add sight to sound -- The rebels, the challengers, and the fall. The right kind of breakup ; The radicalism of the Internet revolution ; Nixon's cable ; Broken Bell ; Esperanto for machines -- Reborn without a soul. Turner does television ; Mass production of the spirit ; The return of AT & T -- The Internet against everyone. A surprising wreck ; Father and son ; The separations principle
Control code
ocn515402494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 366 pages
Isbn
9780307269935
Lccn
2010004137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307269935
  • (OCoLC)515402494

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