Radio's Lessons for the Internet

2000. Communications of the ACM. 43:1 (January)

This paper compares the early years of the radio and the Internet to show how communication media tend toward regulation both with respect to use authorization and content/information dissemination.

II. An Alternative to the Telephone
III. The Government's Multiple Roles
IV. Public Opinion and the Navy
V. An End in Itself
VI. Waiting for a Net Titanic
VII. Censorship Power

This research was supported by a Ford Foundation grant from the Council on Regional Studies of Princeton University.

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