In this insightful book Wu describes how every information and communications industry since the telephone has been taken captive by some ruthless monopoly or cartel.  This pattern appears to be playing out in a similar fashion with the internet, and with the level of reliance we have as individuals and in our public and government infrastructure on the internet, the stakes are too high to ignore.

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School, the chairman of media reform organization Free Press, and is best known for coining the phrase net neutrality.

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