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The master switch : the rise and fall of information empires

By: Wu, Tim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Atlantic Books, ©2011Description: 368 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781848879867.Subject(s): Telecommunication -- History | Information technology -- History | Mass media -- History
Contents:
Part I. 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 -- Part II. Beneath the all-seeing eye : The foreign attachment -- The legion of decency -- FM radio -- We now add sight to sound -- Part III. 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 -- Part IV. Reborn without a soul : Turner does television -- Mass production of the spirit -- The return of AT&T -- Part V. The Internet against everyone : A surprising wreck -- Father and son -- The separations principle.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-356) and index.

Part I. 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 -- Part II. Beneath the all-seeing eye : The foreign attachment -- The legion of decency -- FM radio -- We now add sight to sound -- Part III. 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 -- Part IV. Reborn without a soul : Turner does television -- Mass production of the spirit -- The return of AT&T -- Part V. The Internet against everyone : A surprising wreck -- Father and son -- The separations principle.

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