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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inhis name appeared in The Communications Handbookwhich he defined the social and political effects of technological advances in a chapter called “Public Opinion. Freeedom rated it really liked it Dec 02, What the facility is used for is not their concern.

Technologies of Freedom

The source of his work was the analysis of speechmakers of totalitarian regimes around the world. Ithiel de Sola Pool.

Saurabh rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Technologles Television and the End of Scarcity. Thanks for telling us about the problem. John Stephenson rated it it was amazing Jul 13, This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Technologies of Freedom: Refresh and try again.

It was the book that inspired me when I first read in to abandon my chosen field of study trade policy and do a deep dive into the then uncharted waters of information technology policy. And on top of the physical networks will be a pyramid of service networks. Trebor Scholz added it Oct 07, Michael Madrid marked it as to-read Nov 23, In the coming era, the industries of print and the industries of telecommunications will no longer be kept apart by a fundamental difference in their technologies.


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For example, long before anyone else had envisioned what we now refer to as “cyberspace,” Pool was describing it in this book. Computerized information networks of the twenty-first century need not be any less free for all to use without hindrance than was the printing press. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 12 August Pool died in from cancer.

Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel de Sola Pool

These modes technoligies communicating ideas are becoming one single grand system. But as long as the First Amendment stands, backed by courts which take it seriously, the loss of liberty is not foreordained.

Sephardic Jews in America. Judith Graham Pool m. Archived from the original on The easy access, low cost, and distributed intelligence of modern means of communication are a prime reason for hope.

Ithiel de Sola Pool

How can we preserve free speech in an electronic age? Jonathon born Jeremy born From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pool led groundbreaking research on technology and its effects on society. Alexandra rated it it was amazing Sep 05, But what made Technologies of Freedom truly special is that Pool did not stop with predictive judgments and scenarios about future tech developments.


Ithiel de Sola Pool’s “Technologies of Freedom” Turns 30

Princess De sagitario marked it as to-read Dec 14, They married in[8] when she was a sophomore. Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel de Sola Pool. The democratic impulse to regulate evils, as Tocqueville warned, is ironically a reason for worry. Return to Book Page.

Later, his interest in quantitative analysis and communications would contribute to computer models to study human behavior. His sister was Naomi de Sola Pool, a physician. He argues that restrictive government regulation is not inevitable.

Laura Quilter added it Dec 14, No longer can electronic communications be viewed as a special circumscribed case of a monopolistic and regulated communications medium which frdedom no danger to liberty because there still remains a large realm of unlimited freedom of expression in the print media.

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Within nations, the satellite carriers, microwave carriers, and local carriers may be—and in the United States almost certainly will be—in the hands of separate organizations, but they will interconnect. 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.

Eric King added it Sep 11, Briefs many court cases, and supplies a detailed Index.