Monopolizing Creativity

Recently, I came across a quotation that really struck me: “The outsider has nothing to lose” (20).These words belong to Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. The book outlines the arc of the information industry, beginning with the Bell Company and its subsidiary, AT&T. The reason these words […]

The Krono’s Effect: Monopolizing Information

AT&T does not play any games when it comes to sustaining its position as an imperial, monopolistic force. This was painfully apparent after reading Wu’s book, The Master Switch, which situates the history of innovation, industry, and information technologies within the theoretical frameworks of the Krono’s effect. In Greek mythology, Kronos, the second ruler of […]

Stuff You Should Listen To

Have you ever wanted to learn more about something new? Chances are that at some point in your life, you have either wanted or had to. Perhaps you had to look up historical information for a high school research project or maybe you just wanted to learn more about mermaids. Sometimes, you just get curious […]

The Hidden Brain

Technology has become a major part of society. As technology grows, and becomes more invested into our lives, different sources of entertainment develop. Podcasts, a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a variety of ways. Over the past nine years, the U.S. has […]