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  • The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

    By Tim Wu

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804170048
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: September 2017
  • The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

    By Tim Wu

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385352017
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

    By Tim Wu

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780999745465
    • Publisher: Columbia Global Reports
    • Published: November 2018
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  • The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

    By Tim Wu

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307269935
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: November 2010
    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'? As Wu's sweeping history demonstrates, each of the new media onf the 20th century - radio, telephone, television,. and film - was born free and and open. Each invited unrestricted use and enterprising experiment until some would-be mogul battled his way to total domination. Here are stories of an uncommon will to power, the power over information: Adolph Zukor, who took a technology once used as commonly as You-Tube is today and made it the exclusive perogative of a kingdom called Hollywood. But foremost is, Theodore Vail, founder of the Bell System, the greatest information empire of all time, and a capitalist whose faith in Soviet-style central planning, who set the course of every information industry thereafter. Explaining how invention begets industry and industry begets empire - Wu identifies a time-honored pattern in the maneuvers of today's greatest information powers: Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T. A stirring illumination rife with terrifying implications for the future. Notes, Index. 366p.
  • The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

    By Tim Wu

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307390998
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: November 2011
    A history of the industrial wars behind the rise and fall of the 20th-century's leading information empires traces how such giants as Hollywood, the broadcast networks and AT&T introduced major new mediums that were eventually centralized in ways that profoundly shaped America's communications practices. Reprint.
  • Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World

    By Jack Goldsmith

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195340648
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2008
  • Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World

    By Jack Goldsmith

    Our Price: $74.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195152661
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: March 2006
    Is the Internet erasing national borders? Will the future of the Net be set by Internet engineers, rogue programmers, the United Nations, or powerful countries? Who's really in control of what's happening on the Net? This provocative new book tells the fascinating story of the Internet's challenge to governmental rule in the 1990s, & the ensuing battles with governments around the world. It's a book about the fate of one idea--that the Internet might liberate us forever from government, borders, & even our physical selves. The destiny of the Internet over the next decades will reflect the interests of powerful nations & the conflicts within & between them.

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