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" Freedom is fostered when the means of communication are dispersed, decentralized, and easily available, as are printing presses or microcomputers. Central control is more likely when the means of communication are concentrated, monopolized, and scarce,... "
Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide - Page 11
by Henry Jenkins - 2006 - 368 pages
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The Internet Edge: Social, Technical, and Legal Challenges for a Networked World

Mark Stefik - Computers - 2000 - 320 pages
...development are working themselves out in the third world at a slower rate of change. Computers and Democracy Freedom is fostered when the means of communication...communication are concentrated, monopolized, and scarce. Ithiel De Sola Pool, Technologies of Freedom As a great social leveler, information technology ranks...
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Media and Democracy in Africa

Göran Hydén, Michael Leslie, Folu Folarin Ogundimu - History - 2003 - 260 pages
...communications industry relative to the preservation of free speech, Ithiel de Sola Pool observed that "freedom is fostered when the means of communication...available, as are printing presses or microcomputers" (Ithiel de Sola Pool, 1983:5). A principal thesis of this argument is that central control and monopoly...
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UNDER THE WIRE

David Paull NICKLES - History - 2003 - 265 pages
...subordinates and transmit directives to them. The political scientist Ithiel de Sola Pool puts it this way: "Freedom is fostered when the means of communication...concentrated, monopolized, and scarce, as are great networks." Most technologies — although tending in one direction or the other — can fit into either...
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Democracy and New Media

Henry Jenkins, David Thorburn - Political Science - 2004 - 385 pages
...de Sola Pool established a framework for this debate about communication technologies and democracy: "Freedom is fostered when the means of communication...concentrated, monopolized, and scarce, as are great networks."22 At a time when the mainframe computer was seen as an emblem of bureaucratic control, Pool...
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The New Media Theory Reader

Hassan, Robert, Thomas, Julian - Social Science - 2006 - 326 pages
...speech, I would argue, fits a pattern that is sometimes described as "soft technological determinism." Freedom is fostered when the means of communication...concentrated, monopolized, and scarce, as are great networks. But the relationship between technology and institutions is not simple or unidirectional,...
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Deptford.TV Diaries

deptford.tv - Art - 2006 - 108 pages
...could be facilitated, 52 Station by Bitnik media collective 2.2.1. A participatory model for television Freedom is fostered when the means of communication...concentrated, monopolized, and scarce, as are great networks. [...] The onus is on us to determine whether free societies in the twenty-first century will...
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Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television ...

William M. Kunz - Law - 2007 - 262 pages
...fostered when the means of comrmanication are dispersed, decentralized, and easily available . . . Central control is more likely when the means of communication are concentrated, monopolized, and scarce."8 This is a critical point, since communication satellites and cable systems are both classic...
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