In The Master Switch, author Tim Wu traces the development of information technology such as radio, film and television and illustrates how great innovations always come to be controlled by big corporations. Critically, Wu asks whether the internet will succumb to the same fate, or if its inherent design could help it avoid corporate domination.
Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate and law professor at Columbia University. He coined “network neutrality,” the principle that internet providers should treat all data on the internet equally. He's written for a number of publications, including Slate, The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Forbes.
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