How America Got On line

Author: Alan Stone
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317462629
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The telecommunications industry is the fastest growing sector of the US economy. This interdisciplinary study of technopolitical economics traces the industry's evolution from the invention of the telephone to the development of hypercommunications. Primary focus is on AT&T and its rivals.

The Digital Hand

Author: James W. Cortada
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190290188
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Digital Hand, Volume 2, is a historical survey of how computers and telecommunications have been deployed in over a dozen industries in the financial, telecommunications, media and entertainment sectors over the past half century. It is past of a sweeping three-volume description of how management in some forty industries embraced the computer and changed the American economy. Computers have fundamentally changed the nature of work in America. However it is difficult to grasp the full extent of these changes and their implications for the future of business. To begin the long process of understanding the effects of computing in American business, we need to know the history of how computers were first used, by whom and why. In this, the second volume of The Digital Hand, James W. Cortada combines detailed analysis with narrative history to provide a broad overview of computing's and telecomunications' role in over a dozen industries, ranging from Old Economy sectors like finance and publishing to New Economy sectors like digital photography and video games. He also devotes considerable attention to the rapidly changing media and entertainment industries which are now some of the most technologically advanced in the American economy. Beginning in 1950, when commercial applications of digital technology began to appear, Cortada examines the ways different industries adopted new technologies, as well as the ways their innovative applications influenced other industries and the US economy as a whole. He builds on the surveys presented in the first volume of the series, which examined sixteen manufacturing, process, transportation, wholesale and retail industries. In addition to this account, of computers' impact on industries, Cortada also demonstrates how industries themselves influenced the nature of digital technology. Managers, historians and others interested in the history of modern business will appreciate this historical analysis of digital technology's many roles and future possibilities in an wide array of industries. The Digital Hand provides a detailed picture of what the infrastructure of the Information Age really looks like and how we got there.

National Governments and Control of the Internet

Author: Giampiero Giacomello
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113432393X
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In recent years, Internet control has become one of the major indicators to assess the balance between freedom and security in democracies. This book explores and compares why, and to what extent, national governments decide to control the Internet and how this impacts on crucial socio-economic activities and fundamental civil rights. The author provides detailed studies on the US, Germany, Italy and further case studies on Brazil, Canada, India, the Netherlands, South Africa and Switzerland, to address topics such national security, freedom of expression and privacy.

Revolution America

Author: Erin Cruz
Publisher: Motivational Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781628654875
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Today's conservative woman leads the revolution of modern conservatism on multiple fronts and is faced with situational dynamics that are unprecedented. The current divided political climate in America demands a savvy, soft, and pliable approach by the conservative woman in every facet of her life. Revolution America, Communication Toolbox for the Modern Conservative American Woman encourages political and social interaction among conservative women using new ways of thinking and approaching political as well as addressing social issues within different settings. Revolution America provides a strong framework for communication by providing examples and tools as well as valuable skill sets for women and men alike. The book is presented in a focused format which will prove to be an easy and enjoyable read from the perspective of a conservative woman. As a result of reading Revolution America, the reader will have a more balanced view and approach toward important political topics not usually found in the world media. Applying and mastering the techniques used in Revolution America, Communication Toolbox for the Modern Conservative American Woman will help foster the change we desperately need to restore the American family, followed by restoration of the Republic, one person and one household at a time.

A Nation Transformed by Information

Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190284439
Format: PDF
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This book makes the startling case that North Americans were getting on the "information highway" as early as the 1700's, and have been using it as a critical building block of their social, economic, and political world ever since. By the time of the founding of the United States, there was a postal system and roads for the distribution of mail copyright laws to protect intellectual property, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to bring information to a populace that was building a nation on the basis of an informed electorate. In the 19th century, Americans developed the telegraph, telephone, and motion pictures, inventions that further expanded the reach of information. In the 20th century they added television, computers, and the Internet, ultimately connecting themselves to a whole world of information. From the beginning North Americans were willing to invest in the infrastructure to make such connectivity possible. This book explores what the deployment of these technologies says about American society. The editors assembled a group of contributors who are experts in their particular fields and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross-referenced.

Social learning and the history of U S telecommunications policy 1900 1996

Author: Michael J. Zarkin
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
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With the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress opened the door for an industry that was once heavily regulated to take bold steps in the directions of competition. Through an examination of nine major Federal Communications Commission rulemakings, more than fifteen years of legislative activity in Congress, and several other policy decisions undertaken during the 20th century, this study argues that the Telecommunications Act was part of a process of social learning in which federal regulators entered an enduring mindset of competition beginning in the late 1970s. Scholars interested in telecommunications issues and developmental theories of policy change will find this book particularly engaging.

Rebooting American Politics

Author: Jason Gainous
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442210494
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Going beyond theory and guess-based forecasts, this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the Internet in the American political landscape. The authors show that the Internet changes the way voters process information and explain how the use of the Internet is causing a marked shift not just in who votes but in who wins. Breaking away from conjecture, the book demonstrates how the new digital world is changing the very heart of American politics."--Publisher description.

Protecting our children on the Internet

Author: Jens Waltermann
Publisher: Bertelsmann Stiftung
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The Internet offers many new possibilities in communications, business, and entertainment. At the same time, the cross-cultural flow of data requires new responsibilities for media providers, users, and law enforcement authorities (in the case of criminal content). The Bertelsmann Foundation and renowned experts have developed a set of recommendations to effectively secure responsibility, and to protect children from illegal and harmful content. This self-regulatory system is based on four pillars: self-regulation, self-rating and filtering, hotlines, and law enforcement as supplement to self-regulation. The publication also presents the results of a representative, tri-national (Australia, Germany, USA) Internet-user survey on self-regulation and protection of minors. In addition, it contains a detailed bibliography of important publications on Internet regulation, youth protection, and self-regulation.