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    DescriptionThe Internet Age: on the face of it, an era of unprecedented freedom in both communication and culture. Yet in the past, each major new medium, from telephone to satellite television, has crested on a wave of similar idealistic optimism, before succumbing to the inevitable undertow of industrial consolidation. Every once free and open technology has, in time, become centralized and closed; as corporate power has taken control of the 'master switch.' Today a similar struggle looms over the Internet, and as it increasingly supersedes all other media the stakes have never been higher. Part industrial expose, part examination of freedom of expression, The Master Switch reveals a crucial drama - full of indelible characters - as it has played out over decades in the shadows of global communication.


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    Title
    The Master Switch
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Wu
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 362 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848879867
    ISBN 10: 1848879865
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MED
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD, GTC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BUS007000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000, SCI000000, TEC041000, BUS070060
    DC22: 384.041
    DC23: 384.041
    Thema V1.0: TJK, JBCT, GTC, KJP, PD, KJZ
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tim Wu is an author, a policy advocate, and a professor at Columbia University. A veteran of Silicon Valley, in 2006 he was recognized as one of fifty leaders in science and technology by Scientific American magazine. He won the Lowell Thomas gold medal for Travel Journalism, and has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times and Forbes. He is also a fellow of the New America Foundation and the chairman of the media reform organization Free Press. He lives in New York.
    Review quote
    'Magisterial... Wu's sharp analysis and eye for a good story will impress any thoughtful legislator. If new media laws are to be made, this book will be a key document.' - Sunday Times 'An ambitious history of the communications industries in the 20th century... these are great stories, and Wu tells them expertly.' - Guardian 'Wu is the rare writer capable of exhuming history and also interpreting current affairs. In this profound and important book, he excels at both.' - New Scientist