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The Resource The Gordian Knot : political gridlock on the information highway, W. Russell Neuman, Lee McKnight, Richard Jay Solomon

The Gordian Knot : political gridlock on the information highway, W. Russell Neuman, Lee McKnight, Richard Jay Solomon

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The Gordian Knot : political gridlock on the information highway
Title
The Gordian Knot
Title remainder
political gridlock on the information highway
Statement of responsibility
W. Russell Neuman, Lee McKnight, Richard Jay Solomon
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Language
eng
Summary
"Technical change is here, not decades away, and the authors argue that it is driving a new paradigm that fits neither the free market nor the regulatory control model currently in play. They detail what is wrong with the political process of National Information Infrastructure policymaking and assess how different media systems (telecommunications, radio, television broadcasting, and the like) were originally established, spelling out the technological assumptions and organizational interests on which they were based and showing why the old policy models are now breaking down. The new digital electronic networks are not analogous to railways and highways or their electronic forebears in telephony and broadcasting - they are inherently unfriendly to centralized control of any sort, so the old traditions of common carriage and public trustee regulation and regulatory gamesmanship no longer apply. The authors' technological and historical analysis leads logically to a policy proposal for a reformed regulatory structure that builds and protects meaningful competition but abandons its role as arbiter of tariffs and definer of the public interest."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Neuman, W. Russell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McKnight, Lee W
  • Solomon, Richard Jay
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Information networks
Label
The Gordian Knot : political gridlock on the information highway, W. Russell Neuman, Lee McKnight, Richard Jay Solomon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780262140614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97001580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36245988
Label
The Gordian Knot : political gridlock on the information highway, W. Russell Neuman, Lee McKnight, Richard Jay Solomon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780262140614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97001580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36245988

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