Control Freaks: How Online and Mobile Communication is Reshaping Social Contact

Naomi Susan Baron

Abstract


The year was 1956. At the time, the word “computer” referred to a roomful of hardware. “Telephones” were bulky black devices, tethered to walls (and, at least in the US, exclusively owned by the phone company). But a new gadget appeared on the scene that was destined to revolutionize our perceptions of technology – and our ability to manipulate it.

The new contraption was a television remote control.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/law.v4i7.6173

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ISSN-online: 1904-030X

ISSN-print: 1902-0465

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