He lists possible controllers of the master switch
Researchers at the Bristol University and the University of the West of England found they could block the master switch
with new drugs and prevent formation of blood vessels and cancer growth.
"The change to the new master switch
will be done free of cost to the vehicle owner.
Wu's title phrase, "the master switch
," is a clever double entendre: Information industries switch back and forth between open and closed, and when they close down, the result is centralized control through a "master switch
" (a phrase Wu borrows from Fred Friendly, one of the pioneers of television news).
"KLF14 seems to act as a master switch
controlling processes that connect changes in the behavior of subcutaneous fat to disturbances in muscle and liver that contribute to diabetes and other conditions," said Mark McCarthy from Britain's Oxford University, who also worked on the study.
The Master Switch
complements its account of AT&T by tracing what the author sees as the parallel developments of radio, television, and the movies.
CAROLINE DAVISON The Master Switch
: The Rise And Fall of Information Empires by Timothy Wu is published in hardback by Atlantic Books, priced pounds 19.99.
Since the invention of the telephone, every information technology has evolved along a similar trajectory, says Tim Wu, chairman of the media reform organization Free Press, in The Master Switch
. He calls this trajectory "The Cycle."
The Master Switch
: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, by Tim Wu, Knopf 366 pages, $27.95
The same dynamics that occurred with industrial enterprises during the industrial age are currently happening with information technology enterprises during the information age, according to Tim Wu, Columbia University law professor and author of the new book The Master Switch
: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires.
As history, The Master Switch
is original, insightful, even compelling.
AN OBESITY "master switch
" has been found that makes it possible to feast on junk food without getting fat.