The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industryfrom the telephone to radio to filmonce existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book,...
Apr 10, 2017@MikeDrewWhat @pareene @brianbeutler Tim Wu's book The Master Switch is amazing about how much a recurring pattern this is. – source
Aug 24, 2018Now starting the section now these information empires eventually got dismantled, by the internet, cable, and the government antitrust efforts on the 1950s! Awesome book so far – source