The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

By | June 28, 2017
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires Author Tim Wu
ISBN-10 0307390993
ISBN-13 9780307390998
Year 2011-11-29
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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ANew YorkerandFortuneBest Book of the YearAnalyzing the strategic maneuvers of todays great information powersApple Google and an eerily resurgent AT TTim 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 industryfrom the telephone to radio to filmonce existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians just as the Internet does today Each of these however grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel In this pathbreaking book Tim Wu asks will the Internet follow the same fate Could the Webthe entire flow of American informationcome to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of the master switch Here Tim Wushows how a battle royale for Internets future is brewing and this is one war we dare not tune out

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