Book: Stephen Barnett 5 Jun 2000


The communications revolution

These essays focus on how Britain can use its strengths - in broadcasting, in telecoms and in deregulation - to get the best from the new technology, exploit world markets and bring its benefits to all at home.

Broadcasting, telecoms and the internet are converging to create a revolution in communications; a revolution every bit as significant as the Industrial Revolution. It will change the way we work, think and relate to one another. America is already establishing leadership through its head start in e-commerce and the power of its global media giants. Can Britain catch up? Or will we become a colonial oupost of American power? And will there be a class of "new poor", disconnected from "electronic" society by age, disinclination or lack of opportunity?


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