Ithiel de Sola Pool (October 26, – March 11, ) was a revolutionary figure in the field of social sciences. Pool led groundbreaking research on technology and its effects on society. In Pool’s book, Technologies of Freedom he described the modes of technology. Digital electronics present convergence. The “Technologies of Freedom” are, according to Ithiel de Sola Pool, the technologies of communication, most notably the new technologies of elec?. Stuart N. Brotman explains the role that Technologies of Freedom written by his friend Ithiel de Sola Pool has had on views about Internet.

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Joshua Gans on the economics of information Next post: Michaela marked it as to-read Jul 28, The university was under the direction of Robert Maynard Hutchinsits president from toa period in which it became “the birthplace of modern American social sciences. Brandy Karl is currently reading it Jun 06, It was the book that inspired me when I first read in to abandon my chosen field of study trade policy and do a deep dive into the then uncharted waters of information technology policy.

Technologies of Freedom Belknap Press Series. Joe Antognini marked it as to-read Aug 19, Ithiel de Sola Pool. Lists with This Book.


Gina Chen marked it as to-read Oct 16, Mmyoung added it Apr 30, Enforcement must be after the fact, not by prior restraint. In a free society, the burden of proof is for the least possible regulation of communication. Lyell marked it as to-read Apr 29, Saurabh rated it it was amazing Mar 28, The source of his work was the analysis of ithiwl of totalitarian regimes around the world.

It is a beautifully written polemic. Pool examines the technologoes of communications technology on civil rights and the rights protected by the First Amendment.

Few scholars or futurists were more accurate ifhiel their forecasts about the world of electronic commerce or online communications that was emerging.

Antonio Vetro’ rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Pool led groundbreaking research on technology and its effects on society. As a young man, Pool was a devout Trotskyitethough he quickly became disillusioned with this form of politics after seeing people’s ideals used to take away the freedom for which they had fresdom fought.

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In a masterly synthesis of history, law, and technology, Ithiel de Sola Pool analyzes the confrontation between the regulators of the new communications technology and the First Amendment. Ruth rated it liked it Aug 22, Privileges copyrights and patents may have time limits. Languages Eesti Edit links. Return to Book Page. What the facility is used for is not their concern.


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Be the first to ask a question about Technologies of Freedom. Michael Madrid marked it as to-read Sla 23, Written in before the term ‘internet was used outside a few universities and research centres, Pool captures so many of the issues ighiel to changes in creedom and media debated now but with more clarity and insight than all but a few. Harvard University Press- Political Science – pages.

Chris Geezy rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Jun 10, A. Computerized information networks of the twenty-first century need not be any less free for all to use without hindrance than was the printing press. The issues that concern telecommunications and now becoming issues for all communications as they all become forms of electronic processing and transmission. His desire was to decipher the power and influence of words.

Ithiel de Sola Pool’s “Technologies of Freedom” Turns 30

Scottiev rated it really liked it Oct 08, The idea of freedom in all forms was extremely dreedom to Pool. Jonathon born Jeremy born On the contrary, electronic technology is conducive to freedom.

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