People, Companies, Systems and Vehicles
Chapter 2: Pre-Internet urban connectivity and informational activities
In this chapter, we will present the historical development and the contem¬porary patterns for cities as foci for connectivity. We will further outline the roles of cities in information production, transmission, gathering and retrieval, as pursued through pertinent media. The chapter will include several sections, highlighting informational and connectivity facilities and services in cities: face-to face communications (in market places and cafés); informational insti¬tutions (libraries, universities, newspapers, and publishing houses); and elec¬tronic media invented prior to the Internet (telephone, radio and television).
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.