About this book
Paperback edition of Wu's book which looks at the impact of the internet and new communications technology on businesses, politics and government. Compares Apple, who seek to control, restrict and dominate their products with Google, who offer free products to all. 'An ambitious history of the communications industries in the 20th century...' "Guardian"
At the heart of this fascinating book is one of the central questions of our age: is the internet a revolutionary innovation that will overthrow the established order, or will it turn out to have been an unruly technology, that will never escape the controlling embrace of corporations and governments? (Guardian)