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  • Larry Willmore

    (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)

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The development of what one might call 'modern' systems of information and communication began with the Gutenberg printing press in the 15th century, and progressed through the prepaid postal system, electric telegraph and telephone in the 19th century, radio and television broadcasting in the 20th century, and most recently the Internet. This essay focuses on the response of governments to these innovations, beginning with the printing press. United Nations DESA Discussion Paper No. 21 (October 2001).

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Economic History with number 0412001.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 04 Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpeh:0412001

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Keywords: internet; printing press; telegraph; telephone; broadcasting; information and communication technologies (ICT);

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