10-29 - Technology Cont. Who controls the message sent by...

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Technology Cont. Who controls the message sent by telegraph? o Public or private Morse had 3 influential people in his corner to have it publicly owned by government o James Bennet Editor of New York Herald “Government must be impelled to take hold of the telegraph and develop it as part of the post office” o Cave Johnson Post-master general “The use of an instrument so powerful, for good or evil, cannot, with safety, to the people be left in the hands of private individuals” o Henry Clay Presidential candidate Used as platform for election o Does not believe it should be left in the hands of private individuals or corporations because no one system should monopolize the flow of intelligence Military purposes The technology that the government was infatuated with right now to transport information, people, mail, etc was the steam engine o J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and other tycoons of their industry of that time N.Y. state underwrites the cost of building of the Erie Canal o 1817-1824 to build canal o Government-Financed Construction Not all states have as wealthy tax payers to subsidize projects o 1830: First instance of the Public-Private ownership commingling of public funds
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course COMM 102 taught by Professor Pike during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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10-29 - Technology Cont. Who controls the message sent by...

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