By Alfred D. Jr. Chandler, James W. Cortada
This ebook makes the startling case that North americans have been getting at the ''information highway'' as early because the 1700's, and feature been utilizing it as a serious development block in their social, fiscal, and political global ever due to the fact.
By the time of the founding of the us, there has been a postal method and roads for the distribution of mail, copyright legislation to guard highbrow estate, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to deliver info to a population that used to be development a state at the foundation of an educated voters. within the nineteenth century, americans built the telegraph, mobile, and films, innovations that extra improved the achieve of data. within the twentieth century they further tv, desktops, and the web, eventually connecting themselves to an entire international of knowledge.
From the start North americans have been prepared to speculate within the infrastucture to make such connectivity attainable. This booklet explores what the deployment of those applied sciences says approximately American society. The editors assembled a bunch of individuals who're specialists of their specific fields and labored with them to create a e-book that's absolutely built-in and cross-referenced.
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A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present by Alfred D. Jr. Chandler, James W. Cortada