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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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. Retrieved 12 August Lyell marked it as to-read Apr 29, So even technologiew basic physical network will be a network of networks.

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But as long as the First Amendment stands, backed by courts which take it seriously, the loss of liberty is not foreordained. These modes of communicating ideas are becoming one single grand system. The issues that concern telecommunications and now becoming issues tecynologies all communications as they all become forms of electronic processing and transmission.


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You might also want to check out how he almost perfectly predicted the copyright policy wars of modern times in his posthumous book, Technologies without Boundaries. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a free society, the burden of proof is for the least possible regulation of communication.

What the Experts Have Found. Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel de Sola Pool. Regulation is a last recourse.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the contrary, electronic technology is conducive to freedom. Rodrigo Barbosa marked it as to-read Jun 04, The de Sola Pools divorced in Recipients of privilege monopolies may be subject to disclosure. Privileges copyrights and patents may have time limits.

In a masterly synthesis of history, law, and technology, Ithiel de Sola Pool analyzes the confrontation ffeedom the regulators of the new communications technology and the First Amendment. Michaela marked it as to-read Jul 28, Archived from the original PDF on Retrieved from ” https: Chris Bond rated it it was ok May 29, Excellent text on policy.

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Languages Eesti Edit links. The degree of diversity and plenitude of access that mature electronic technology allows far exceed what is enjoyed today. Tian Liang rated it it was amazing May 27, Chris Geezy rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Lack of technical grasp by policy makers and their propensity to solve problems of conflict, privacy, intellectual property, and monopoly by accustomed bureaucratic routines are the main reasons for concern.


It is a beautifully written polemic. Steven marked it technollogies to-read Aug 10, Carriers and the First Amendment. Digital electronics present convergence between historically separated ov of communication. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Wessel van Rensburg marked it as to-read Jul 09, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And on top of the physical networks will be a pyramid of service networks.

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John Stephenson rated fgeedom it was amazing Jul 13, Brandon marked it as to-read Feb 06, And I challenge you to find another Internet policy book since Technologies of Freedom that has contained more elegant, inspiring prose.