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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Contents A Shadow Darkens i. Ithiel de Sola Pool.

Ithiel de Sola Pool

The democratic impulse to regulate evils, as Tocqueville warned, is ironically a reason for worry. In other projects Wikiquote.

Brandy Karl is currently reading it Jun 06, To ask other readers questions about Technologies of Freedomplease sign up. Joshua Gans on the economics of information Next post: Zak added it Apr 24, Monarch marked it as to-read Nov 30, Lewis Gersh rated it it was amazing May 28, His earliest interest lay in the study of rhetorical symbols of democracy. On the contrary, electronic technology is conducive to freedom.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is a masterpiece. The idea of freedom in all forms was extremely important to Pool. Lourdes Pereira marked it freeeom to-read Jun 28, Antonio Vetro’ rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Harvard University Press- Political Science – pages.


Chris Geezy fredeom it it was amazing Jul 03, 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 pol then uncharted waters of information technology policy.

Theater, news events, and speaking are all increasingly delivered electronically. The First Amendment applies fully to all media. Frreedom Madrid marked it as to-read Nov 23, Reading this book more than 20 years after it was published, one comes to believe that Pool must have possessed a crystal ball or had a Nostradamus-like ability to foresee the future.

Broadcasting and the First Amendment. The First Amendment and Print Media. Trebor Scholz added it Oct 07, Joshua Gans on the economics of information.

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

The issues that concern telecommunications and now becoming issues for all communications as they all become forms of electronic processing and transmission. How can we preserve free speech in an electronic age?

This would become one of his last forays into the literary world. Sephardic Jews in America. In the course of his career, he would make startlingly accurate predictions about technology and society.

For example, long before anyone else had envisioned what we now ihtiel to as “cyberspace,” Pool was describing it in this book. Ruben rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Allison added it Oct 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Archived from the original on sla Eric Swenson added it Jul 22, His sister was Naomi de Sola Pool, a physician.


However, he would always return to his fascination with technology and communications. In some ways, it was as if he could see to the now because a lot of the things he talks about are prescient now. Digital electronics present convergence between historically separated modes of communication. He continued on to offer a passionate defense of technological freedom and freedom fredeom speech in the electronic age.

Gina Chen marked it as to-read Oct 16, John Samples added it Apr 20, Meanwhile, he did all this while also providing a passionate defense of technological freedom and freedom of speech in the electronic age. Excellent text itthiel policy. He argues that restrictive government regulation is not inevitable.

Technologies of Freedom – Ithiel de Sola POOL – Google Books

Thanks for telling us about the problem. De Sola Pool eventually became the leading authority on the social and political effects of communications. Anthony Molaro rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Foxglove Zayuri marked it as to-read Jan 20, In the coming era, the industries of print and the industries of telecommunications will no longer be kept apart by a fundamental difference in their technologies.