Ithiel de Sola Pool (October 26, – March 11, ) was a revolutionary figure in the field of social sciences. Pool led groundbreaking research on technology and its effects on society. In Pool’s book, Technologies of Freedom he described the modes of technology. Digital electronics present convergence. The “Technologies of Freedom” are, according to Ithiel de Sola Pool, the technologies of communication, most notably the new technologies of elec?. Stuart N. Brotman explains the role that Technologies of Freedom written by his friend Ithiel de Sola Pool has had on views about Internet.

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Cable Television and the End of Scarcity. Eric King added it Sep 11, The Technology Liberation Front is the tech policy blog dedicated to keeping politicians’ hands off the ‘net and everything else related to technology. These modes of communicating ideas are becoming one single grand system. Chris added it Jul 25, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Sep 05, The idea of freedom in all forms was extremely important to Pool. Through them will be published or delivered to the public a variety of things: Archived from the original on But as long as the First Amendment stands, backed by courts which take it seriously, the loss of liberty is not foreordained.


Anthony Molaro rated it it was amazing Nov 28, The degree of diversity and plenitude of access that mature electronic technology allows far exceed what is technologiies today. Carriers and the First Amendment. Ithiel de Sola Pool. And I challenge you to find another Internet policy book since Technologies of Freedom that has contained more elegant, inspiring prose. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Pool led groundbreaking research on technology and its effects on society. It was, and remains, a remarkable book that is well worth your time whether you read it long ago or are just hearing about it for the first time. Frreedom de Sola Pool.

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Mmyoung added it Apr 30, Theater, news events, and speaking are all increasingly delivered electronically. Michaela marked it as to-read Jul 28, The university was under the direction of Robert Maynard Hutchins se, its president from toa period in which it became “the birthplace of modern American social sciences.

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Want to Read saving…. What the Experts Have Found. Peter rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Return to Book Page. Few scholars or futurists were more accurate in their forecasts about the world of electronic commerce or online communications that was emerging.


Privileges copyrights and patents may have time limits. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This technological tour de force is simply breathtaking in its polemical power and predictive capabilities. Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry. About Ithiel de Sola Pool. Pool felt that the world was underestimating the importance of communications and technical change. Brandon marked it as to-read Feb 06, Dec 17, Freedom rated it really liked it.

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The government and common carriers should be blind to circuit use. The First Amendment and Print Media. He argues that restrictive government regulation is not inevitable.

Excellent text on policy. Rodrigo Barbosa marked it as to-read Jun 04, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pool died in from cancer. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.