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At the time I chose this reading for my extra credit reading, I was reading the excerpt from Bagdikian’s Media Monopoly.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was a good link to the idea of social control but with a different spin.  In this Chapter, A Social History of American Technology, Cowen speaks about the various efforts to try to control electronic communications, only to have it continue to manifest itself so that no one individual, company or component dominates for very long (although it’s made a lot of people very rich!). She cites 3 reasons for this: (more…)

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