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Jeff Jarvis

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Jeff Jarvis is an American journalist, associate professor, public speaker and former television critic. He advocates the Open Web and argues that there are many social and personal benefits to living a more public life on the internet.
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The Institutional Revolution
Measurement and the Economic Emergence of the Modern World (Markets and Governments in Economic History)
Douglas W. Allen - Dec 01, 2011
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Few events in the history of humanity rival the Industrial Revolution. Following its onset in eighteenth-century Britain, sweeping changes in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and technology began to gain unstoppable momentum throughout Europe, North America, and eventually much of the world—with profound effects on socioeconomic and cult...
Jeff Jarvis
Jun 10, 2020
Excellent from @jayrosen_nyu. Brings to mind one of my favorite books, The Institutional Revolution by Douglas Allen. We are witnessing the institution of The Times & its institutions (balance, we're-not-the-revolution) facing possible obsolscence.     source
Who Owns the News?
A History of Copyright
Will Slauter - Jan 29, 2019
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You can't copyright facts, but is news a category unto itself? Without legal protection for the "ownership" of news, what incentive does a news organization have to invest in producing quality journalism that serves the public good? This book explores the intertwined histories of journalism and copyright law in the United States and Great Britain, ...
Jeff Jarvis
Apr 14, 2020
#RecommendBooks 9/ * Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book By: Alessandro Marzo Magno * The Enlightenment and the Book By: Richard B. Sher * Who Owns the News: A History of Copyright By: Will Slauter     source
Bound in Venice
The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book
Alessandro Marzo Magno - Oct 01, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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Venice in the fifteenth century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business. Among the innovators who are driving these new cultural enterprises, one remarkable visionary, Aldo Manuzio, stands head and shoulders above the rest. He is credited with inventing the f...
Jeff Jarvis
Apr 14, 2020
#RecommendBooks 9/ * Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book By: Alessandro Marzo Magno * The Enlightenment and the Book By: Richard B. Sher * Who Owns the News: A History of Copyright By: Will Slauter     source
The Enlightenment and the Book
Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America
Richard B. Sher - Feb 01, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and Robert Burns. And the books written by these seminal thinkers made a significant mark during their time in almost every field of polite literature and ...
Jeff Jarvis
Apr 14, 2020
#RecommendBooks 9/ * Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book By: Alessandro Marzo Magno * The Enlightenment and the Book By: Richard B. Sher * Who Owns the News: A History of Copyright By: Will Slauter     source
My Life as a Spy
Investigations in a Secret Police File
Katherine Verdery - May 08, 2018
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As Katherine Verdery observes, "There's nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are." In 1973 Verdery began her doctoral fieldwork in the Transylvanian region of Romania, ruled at the time by communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. She returned several times over the next twenty-five years, during ...
Jeff Jarvis
Sep 20, 2018
Interesting book from CUNY:     source