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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Forrest Wilhoit is currently reading it Jul 15, Later, his interest in quantitative analysis and communications would contribute to computer models to study human behavior. So even the basic physical network will be a network of networks. Peter rated it it was amazing Jan 25, In the coming era, the industries of tihiel and the industries of telecommunications will no longer be kept apart technoligies a fundamental difference in their technologies.

Laura Quilter added it Dec 14, What the facility is used for is not their concern. Trebor Scholz added it Oct 07, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The First Amendment applies fully to all media. Tony Bergstrom marked it as to-read Nov 11, Briefs many court cases, and supplies a detailed Index.

Toward that end, I leave you with the final passage from the book and hope that it inspires you as it has me to slla up the good fight for tech liberty:. It was, and remains, a remarkable book that is well worth your time whether you read it long ago or are just hearing about it for the first time.


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

He once again defined demand toward a global information society. De Sola Pool eventually became the leading authority on the social and political effects of communications. While at the University of Chicago, he met Judith Grahamwho became an important researcher in hemophilia.

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 initially fought. In the course of his career, he would make startlingly accurate predictions about technology and society. 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.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate This technological tour de force is simply breathtaking in its polemical power and predictive itniel. John Stephenson rated it it was amazing Jul 13, spla Sephardic Jews in America.

These modes of communicating ideas techjologies becoming one single grand system. Monarch marked it as to-read Nov 30, Thomas rated it really liked it Dec 02, Princess De sagitario marked it as to-read Dec 14, Printing and the Evolution of a Free Press.

And I challenge you to find another Internet policy book since Technologies of Freedom that has contained more elegant, inspiring prose. By using this site, you techonlogies to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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

Excellent text on policy. Jan 20, Indra rated it it was amazing. Archived from the original on Broadcasting and the First Amendment.


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. Steven marked it as to-read Aug 10, Theater, news events, and speaking are all increasingly delivered electronically. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

He argues that restrictive government regulation is not inevitable. For electronic publishing, copyright enforcement must be adapted to the technology. Their first son, Jonathan, was born inand son Robert followed in Scottiev rated it really liked it Oct 08, Pool felt that the world was underestimating the importance of communications and technical change.

Ithiel de Sola Pool

Pool died in from cancer. They married in[8] when she was a sophomore.

Lewis Gersh rated it it was amazing May 28, Technologies of Freedom by Ithiel de Sola Pool. Harvard University Press Amazon.

Brandy Karl is currently reading it Jun 06, Regulation is a last recourse. Ithiel de Sola Pool October 26, — March 11, was a revolutionary figure in the field of social sciences.