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The Social impact of the telephone

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Telephone -- Social aspects -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementIthiel de Sola Pool, editor.
SeriesMIT Bicentennial studies ; 1
ContributionsPool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-
LC ClassificationsHE8735 .S65
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 502 p. :
Number of Pages502
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4537978M
ISBN 100262160668
LC Control Number77004110

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