Add this Event to Calendar 11/03/2021 06:30 PM 11/03/2021 07:30 PM Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club
.Come join the Storrs Library Non-Fiction Book Club!  All are welcome to join us to read, learn, and discuss an array of nonfiction titles on varying subjects. Selections and their genres and topics will range in scope and detail. We encourage suggestions of titles for future meetings. Our second selection is The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires written by Tim Wu. Staff will be present to facilitate an open discussion during the meeting and you are encouraged to write down and bring your questions and thoughts.
 
Summary: As Wu's sweeping history shows, each of the new media of the twentieth century- radio, telephone, television, and film- was born free and open. Each invited unrestricted use and enterprising experiment until some would-be mogul battled his way to total domination. Explaining how invention begets industry and industry begets empire- a progress often blessed by government, typically with stifling consequences for free expression and technical innovation alike- Wu identifies a time-honored pattern in the maneuvers of today's great information powers. 
 
Register in Advance.  Copies of this month's book selection are available at Storrs Library. 
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