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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De Sola Pool eventually became the leading authority on the social and political effects of communications. Lewis Gersh rated it it was amazing May 28, Broadcasting and the First Amendment.

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

As a young man, Pool was a devout Trotskyitethough he quickly became disillusioned with this form of d after seeing people’s ideals used to take away the freedom for which they had initially fought. Rodrigo Barbosa marked it as to-read Jun 04, The degree of diversity and plenitude of access that mature electronic technology allows far exceed what is enjoyed today. In a masterly synthesis of history, law, and technology, Ithiel de Sola Pool analyzes the confrontation between the regulators of the new communications technology and the First Amendment.


Their first son, Jonathan, was born inand son Robert followed in The First Amendment applies fully to all media.

Excellent text on policy. A Shadow Darkens i. Brandy Karl is currently reading it Soa 06, How can we preserve free speech in an electronic age? Judith Graham Pool m.

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

Peter rated it it was amazing Jan 25, About Ithiel de Sola Pool. Separate nations will have separate networks, as they do now, but these will interconnect. Meanwhile, he did all this while also providing a passionate defense technologles technological freedom and freedom of speech in the electronic age.

This would become one of his last forays into the literary world. Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel de Sola Pool.

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This technological tour de force is simply breathtaking in its polemical power and predictive capabilities. Tony Bergstrom marked it as to-read Nov 11, Sephardic Jews in America. Anyone may publish at will. The easy access, low cost, and distributed intelligence of modern means of communication are a prime reason for hope.

Written in before the term ‘internet was used outside a few universities and research centres, Pool captures so many of the issues related to changes in communciations and media debated now but with more clarity and insight than all but a few. My library Help Advanced Book Search. frfedom


Ithiel de Sola Pool

Tian Liang rated it it was amazing May 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Be the first to ask a question about Technologies of Freedom. Chris Bond rated it it was ok May 29, The democratic impulse to frsedom evils, as Tocqueville warned, is ironically a reason for worry.

Published July 1st by Belknap Press first published May 5th Ruth rated it liked it Aug 22, For example, long before anyone else had envisioned what we now refer to as “cyberspace,” Pool was describing it in this book. Contents A Shadow Darkens i.

Pool examines the impact of communications technology on civil rights and the rights protected by the First Amendment. Alexandra rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Chris added it Jul 25,