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The Master Switch by Tim Wu
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Jul 23, 2011

it was amazing
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Wu's book was a real eye-opener for me, as it was my first foray into the field of information theory. His overview of telegraphy, radio, telephone, television, and the internet all flowed seamlessly into his discussion of what he terms the cycling between open and closed industrial/information formats. I'm sure others in the field take claim with the largely pro-regulatory bent of his final analysis, but as a historical overview I thought it was fantastic.

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