Herbert Schiller's chapter "Data Deprivation," from his 1996 work Information Inequalities, focuses on the great shift in power and control from state to private actors, resulting in a massive consolidation of power in the corporate sector, particularly over the control and dissemination of communication and information (43). Almost 15 years old, this essay draws out… Continue reading Reading Herbert Schiller: “Data Deprivation” in Information Inequality: the Deepening Social Crisis in America, 1996.
Robert Darnton is an historian and the Director of the Library at Harvard University whose work has focused on the history of the book, primarily in 18th century France, about which he is an expert. As such, he takes a long view, therefore, of books and book history as they pertain to the culture. His… Continue reading Darnton, Robert. “Google and the New Digital Future.” New York Review of Books December 17, 2009.