The Resource The Network : the Battle For The Airwaves And The Birth Of The Communications Age, Scott Woolley., (ebook)

The Network : the Battle For The Airwaves And The Birth Of The Communications Age, Scott Woolley., (ebook)

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The Network : the Battle For The Airwaves And The Birth Of The Communications Age
Title
The Network
Title remainder
the Battle For The Airwaves And The Birth Of The Communications Age
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Scott Woolley.
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eng
Summary
The astonishing story of America's airwaves, the two friends-one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor-who made them available to us, and the government which figured out how to put a price on air. This is the origin story of the airwaves-the foundational technology of the communications age-as told through the forty-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor. David Sarnoff, the head of RCA and equal parts Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and William Randolph Hearst, was the greatest supporter of his friend Edwin Armstrong, developer of the first amplifier, the modern radio transmitter, and FM radio. Sarnoff was convinced that Armstrong's inventions had the power to change the way societies communicated with each other forever. He would become a visionary captain of the media industry, even predicting the advent of the Internet. In the mid-1930s, however, when Armstrong suspected Sarnoff of orchestrating a cadre of government officials to seize control of the FM airwaves, he committed suicide. Sarnoff had a very different view of who his friend's enemies were. Many corrupt politicians and corporations saw in Armstrong's inventions the opportunity to commodify our most ubiquitous natural resource-the air. This early alliance between high tech and business set the precedent for countless legal and industrial battles over broadband and licensing bandwidth, many of which continue to influence policy and debate today
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Woolley, Scott
Dewey number
621.3840973
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non fiction
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  • Armstrong, Edwin H.
  • Sarnoff, David
  • Radio Corporation of America
  • Radio
  • Radio broadcasting
  • FM broadcasting
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The Network : the Battle For The Airwaves And The Birth Of The Communications Age, Scott Woolley., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780062242778
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12349307
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Label
The Network : the Battle For The Airwaves And The Birth Of The Communications Age, Scott Woolley., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062242778
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12349307
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12349307
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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