Monday, March 05, 2007

Chapter 1

Quote: "Markets themselves are information networks, and expanding commerce opened up new channels of communication" (p. 25)

Comment: Essentially, what Starr seems to be saying here, is that information, as a commodity, may be defined in terms of market demand. However the use of the system must be tailored to the nature of the information needed. Of course, the meanings of media and information are negotiable in that they are vulnerable to the active or reactive work of individuals and households as they transform and translate the public and alienating offerings of the formal economy into accessible and acceptable terms.


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