THE POLITICS OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION

"We've got to face it. Politics have entered a new stage, the television stage. Instead of long-winded public debates, the people want capsule slogans - "Time for a change" - "The mess in Washington" - "More bang for a buck" - punchlines and glamour."

- General Haynesworth, the media mogul in the Budd Schulberg film

  A Face in the Crowd, 1957.


1. The Sound Bite Society

2. Technology and the Information Revolution

3. A Preview of the Argument

4. Some Preliminary Definitions

5. The Complexity Paradox

6. The Medium in the Mirror