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No One Knows Everything - Open Source and the Crisis in Public Opinion

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ISBN-10: 3836434601

ISBN-13: 9783836434607

Edition: N/A

Authors: Risa Dickens

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Do media conglomerates produce monopolies in thought? Can principles from open source software be applied to resist such a closing? In his recently resurfaced and pointedly relevant 1943 speech "The Crisis in Public Opinion," Canadian political economist Harold Innis predicts that the centralization of government and media will become a liability to freedom of thought in Western Civilization. No One Knows Everything considers how to counter what Innis called "monopolies of knowledge" by looking at the history of the press since 1850 alongside open source projects like Linux, Apache, Wikipedia and others. In doing so, this book hopes to widen our understanding of the revolutionary open…    
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Book details

List price: $64.00
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 140
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English