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From Franklin to Facebook: The Civic Mandate for Communications

John, Richard R.

It has become a cliche to predict that the most fundamental innovations in information technology in the twenty-first century will originate in the garage of some teenage entrepreneur. While this prediction is intuitively appealing, it is almost certainly wrong. No one can predict the future, and forecasting is notoriously inexact. Yet we will have a better chance of avoiding detours, wrong turns, and traffic jams if we have in front of us a road map of where we have been.


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