ERIC Number: EJ569970
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Internet and the End of the National Communication System: Uncertain Predictions of an Uncertain Future.
Carey, James W.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v75 n1 p28-34 Spr 1998
Belongs to a series of papers examining how scholars understand and explain the Internet. Argues that the Internet should be understood as the first instance of a global communication system, displacing a national system (railroad, telegraph, television) of the 19th and 20th centuries. Maintains that such transformations involve complex alteration of physical, symbolic, and media ecologies. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: "Future of the Internet."