by Wade Rowland
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Spirit of the Web is a popular history of the evolution of communications technology and the fascinating roots of the modern electronic revolution. Wade Rowland shows how the wiring of our planet for the last 150 years has led to the Global Village we now inhabit. This vast and absorbing story includes both the personalities and the inventions that have ushered in change. It also examines the social, economic and political consequences of the technologies we employ as well as the philosophical subtext of communications theory.
One of Canada's leading literary non-fiction authors. He is a former Maclean Hunter Chair of Ethics in Media at Ryerson University in Toronto, and teaches the history, sociology and philosophy of communications technologies in the Computer Studies faculty at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
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