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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The university was under the direction of Robert Maynard Hutchinsits president from toa period in which it became “the birthplace of modern American social sciences. Chris added it Jul 25, Rodrigo Barbosa marked it as to-read Jun 04, Greedom and the First Amendment. Ken rated it really liked it Jul 04, Separate nations will ithuel separate networks, as they do now, but these will interconnect.

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Technologies of Freedom

No longer can electronic communications be freedom as a special circumscribed case of a monopolistic and regulated communications medium which poses no danger to liberty because there still remains a large realm of unlimited freedom of expression in the print media. 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. Only political errors might make them so.


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But what made Technologies of Freedom truly special is that Pool did not stop with predictive judgments and scenarios about future tech developments. Interconnection among common carriers may be required. Ithiel de Sola Pool October 26, — March 11, was a revolutionary figure in the field of social sciences. To ask other readers questions about Technologies of Freedomplease sign up. Jonathon born Jeremy born Languages Eesti Edit links. At that point in his career, he was a member of the Council on Foreign Relationsadvising several countries around the world.

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Anthony Molaro rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Monarch marked it as to-read Nov 30, Matthew Bradley added it Jul 29, However, he would always return to his fascination with technology and communications. In other projects Wikiquote.


The First Amendment applies fully to all media. He once again defined demand toward a global information society. What the Experts Have Found. Open Preview See a Problem?

ppol Want to Read Currently Reading Read. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This technological tour de force is simply breathtaking in its polemical power and predictive capabilities. Recipients of privilege monopolies may be subject to disclosure. The First Amendment and Print Media. His desire was to decipher the power and influence of words. Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry.

And I challenge you to find another Internet policy book since Technologies of Freedom that has contained more elegant, inspiring prose. De Sola Pool eventually became the leading authority on the social and political effects of communications.