1 What is radio on the Web?




‘Let us not forget that the value of this great system does not lie primarily in its extent or even in its efficiency. … Its worth depends on the use that is made of it. … For the first time in human history we have available to us the ability to communicate simultaneously with millions of our fellow men, to furnish entertainment, instruction, widening vision of national problems and national events.’

These words make a doubly appropriate introduction to a book about combining the first new medium of the twentieth century, radio, with the last, the Internet. They were spoken by Herbert Hoover, the then United States Secretary of Commerce, in 1924 about the uncertain beginnings of the technology by which humans ...

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