Dan Schiller, Professor Emeritus of Library & Information Science and of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a historian of information and communications in the context of the five-hundred year development of the capitalist political economy. Earlier in his career, he was a professor at UCSD, UCLA and Temple Universities. He is the author of several books including, mostly recently, Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis (University of Illinois Press, 2014), and he continues to write articles about the Internet and other communications systems for Le Monde diplomatique. Presently, he is conducting archival research for a longstanding project on the history of US telecommunications.

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