Abstract - The Information Society 14(1)

Myth-ing Links: Power and Community on the Information Highway

Vincent Mosco

This paper argues that one cannot understand the place of computer communication technology without taking account of some of the central myths about the rise of global computer communication systems, particularly those identified with the Internet, cyberspace or the so-called Information Highway. It maintains that myths are important both for what they reveal, in this case a genuine desire for community and democracy, and for what they conceal, here the growing concentration of communication power in a handful of transnational media businesses.

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