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MIT 2000 Tutorial 06 Lindsay Carrocci Office Hours: Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 NCB 446b
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Theme The kind of communications “revolution” we are experiencing today is not without a historical precedent Printing press, railways, postal system, telegraph, telephone, radio, television, etc. Altered people’s perceptions of space and time Promised one-to-one communication (real-time) Occurred against the backdrop of sweeping historical change – industrialization, urbanization, immigration, secularization (today, globalization)
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Osborne and Pike What social and economic factors affected the development of the postal system? Literacy, infrastructure, geographic mobility, business needs, news diffusion What social and economic factors did the development of the postal system have an effect on? Personal mobility (less daunting), individualism & privacy (face-to-face interaction less necessary), bureaucracy, commerce, circulation of
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