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the communications revolution

Contributors: Steven Barnett, Virginia Bottomley, Martin Cave, Andrew Graham, Janice Hughes, Richard Inglewood, Charles Leadbeater, Graham Mather, Tom Mcnally, Mark Oliver, Jean Seaton, Harry M Shooshan, Wilf Stevensen

Publication date: 2000
Total pages: 192
ISBN: 1 86020 576 3
Price: £ 20.00


Broadcasting, telecoms and the Internet are converging to create a revolution in communications; a revolution every bit as significant as the Industrial Revolution. It will change the way we work, think and relate to one another.

America is already establishing leadership through its head start in e-commerce and the power of its global media giants. Can Britain catch up? Or will the country become a colonial outpost of American power? And will there be a class of ‘new poor’ disconnected from ‘electronic’ society by age, disinclination or lack of opportunity?

These essays focus on how Britain can use its strengths in broadcasting, in telecoms and in deregulation to get the best from the new technology, exploit world markets and bring its benefits to all at home.


Contributors: • Steven Barnett • Virginia Bottomley • Martin Cave • Andrew Graham • Janice Hughes • Richard Inglewood • Charles Leadbeater • Graham Mather • Tom McNally • Mark Oliver • Jean Seaton • Harry M Shooshan • Wilf Stevenson

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