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

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Telecommunication,
  • Mass media,
  • Information technology

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTim Wu
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHE7631 .W8 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 368 p. :
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25122620M
ISBN 109780307390998
LC Control Number2011293802

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  A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the YearAnalyzing the strategic maneuvers of today’s great information powers–Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T–Tim Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire. It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry–from the telephone to radio to 4/5(19). Part industrial exposé, part meditation on the nature of freedom of expression, part battle cry to save the Internet’s best features, The Master Switch brings to light a crucial drama--rife with indelible characters and stories--heretofore played out over decades in the shadows of our national life. In this pathbreaking book, Tim Wu asks: will the Internet follow the same fate? Could the Web–the entire flow of American information–come to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of “the master switch”?   The master switch is an interesting book about the relationship between technological discoveries and business, from the invention of the radio to the modern industries, even if, in my opinion, it doesn't allow for further consideration about this last theme/5().

Book Synopsis From Craig Weightman The Master Switch by Tim Wu When we look carefully at information technologies over the last years, we see a progression of disruptive innovations (those that threaten, rather than simply improve current technology) following a similar path. Each beginsFile Size: KB.   ‘The Master Switch’ Chapter 1 Exactly forty years before Bell's National Geographic banquet, Alexander Bell was in his laboratory in the attic of a .   The great merit of Wu's book is that he forces us to face the possibility in the hope that, by being forewarned, we may be forearmed. Let's hope he is right.   The book’s title comes from a line by Fred Friendly, the longtime CBS News executive, in which he distinguished between free-speech laws and “exclusive custody of .