Tim Wu on 'The Master Switch' and dominance over the Internet
If history is a guide, Tim Wu argues in his new book, “The Master Switch,” that the Internet is in danger of becoming a closed communications medium dominated by one or two major corporations.
That was the case with radio, which began with hundreds of broadcasters and stations until the federal government imposed rules for licensing airwaves. The same scenario played out with television.
The Columbia University professor of law and early evangelist of net neutrality talks about the book with The Post during a Georgetown book party this week hosted by Andrew McLaughlin, the nation's deputy chief technology officer. I'm still wading through the 322-page book, but here is one review by the Wall Street Journal, if you are interested.
When asked who Wu thinks would dominate the Web if it becomes like radio? Apple's Steve Jobs.
What do you think?
| November 11, 2010; 11:54 AM ET
Categories: AT&T, Apple, DOJ, FCC, Net Neutrality
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