One of the pleasures of writing an editor's note for a journal like gnovis, which covers such a wealth of inspired topics, is the opportunity to spend a quiet afternoon looking at a stack of seemingly unrelated papers– searching for the common thread (or threads) that holds the stack together. Some threads are easier to find than others but, like a thread pulled from a sweater, once discovered they seem to have no end.
Category: Journal Volume IX
Who Benefits from Telecom? Understanding the Expressed Values Guiding the Emerging Telecommunications Regime
The technologies, policies, governance, and standards of telecommunications have gone through many changes over the course of its history. The three regimes that have formed this history have moved from a monopolistic approach, mostly involving radio and telegraph technologies, to an institution-centered approach, including television and satellites, to the current regime, with a more diffused approach to governance, with a variety of state, institutional, and private actors involving more Internet and mobile phone technologies.