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Author Cairncross, Frances.

Title The death of distance : how the communications revolution will change our lives / Frances Cairncross
Published Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, 1997

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Description xvi, 303 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents The Trendspotter's Guide to New Communications -- 1. The Communications Revolution -- 2. The Telephone -- 3. The Television -- 4. The Internet -- 5. Commerce and Companies -- 6. Competition, Concentration, and Monopoly -- 7. Policing the Electronic World -- 8. The Economy -- 9. Society, Culture, and the Individual -- 10. Government and the Nation State
Summary Friends, colleagues, and customers could easily be anywhere - around the corner or around the world - and the new ways of communicating will effectively wipe out distance as a cost factor, indeed as a perceptible concept from our lives. Cairncross helps us to recognize the patterns and seize the opportunities in these early days of the death of distance. She describes the ways, now only dimly imaginable, that telecommunications and our altered perception of distance will transform relationships between countries and citizens, companies and employees, parents and children
Geography, borders, time zones - all are rapidly becoming irrelevant to the way we conduct our business and personal lives, courtesy of the communications revolution. According to renowned Economist journalist Frances Cairncross, this "death of distance" will be the single most important economic force shaping all of society over the next half century. In her new book, Cairncross provides a trendspotter's guide to thriving in the new millennium
Analysis Telecommunication
Telecommunication Forecasting
Telecommunication Social aspects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) and index
Subject Telecommunication -- Forecasting.
Telecommunication -- Social aspects.
Telecommunication.
LC no. 97017612
ISBN 0875848060
8449306264