ERIC Number: ED121311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Medium and the Telephone: The Politics of Information Resources. Working Paper 75-8.
Berman, Paul J.; Oettinger, Anthony G.
An attempt was made to understand the political, economic, and technical factors that shape the web of world telecommunication. In the text, sections are devoted to the following topics: (1) technical traits of the network, (2) news media dependence on the network, (3) corporate consumers of information services, (4) pricing of information services, (5) the role of private-line services, and (6) policy questions. Arguments are frequently supported by charts and tabular data which trace the growth of the industry and describe its structure. (EMH)
Descriptors: Communications, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Delivery Systems, Economic Factors, Industry, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Processing, Information Science, Information Scientists, Information Services, Information Systems, News Media, Public Policy, State of the Art Reviews, Tables (Data), Technology, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Industry, Telephone Communications Systems
Program on Information Technolgies and Public Policy, 200 Aiken Computation Lab., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($10.90)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.