Unlimited Information Is Transforming Society

Faszinierende Kartierung technologischer Entwicklungen: Nach welchen Mustern verlaufen sie, und umgekehrt, welche Muster sollte man nicht verallgemeinern?

In one sense, the history of the Internet is the opposite of electricity’s: the private sector developed electrical generation, but it took the government to distribute the product widely. In contrast, the government developed the Internet, but the private sector delivered it into our homes—a reminder that casual generalizations about technology development are prone to be false.