For no reason other than this amazes me. Something I came across researching something completely different. From the introductory paragraph of “Resistance to the Wired City” by Harold J. Barnett:
A major innovation in mass communications is in prospect for developed nations. This is the “wired city.” Many television programs plus hundred of voice and data services can be carried to homes on a wire. The cost of transmission is small. The variety of services is large. They include entertainment, education and other public services…….
But it is charged that the wired city is a dangerous innovation. Arguments are made that rural areas would lose their television service entirely and cities their free TV; that wire monopolies would inevitably arise, and that local governments and advertising excesses would reduce and corrupt television service...
The year that was published: 1972!
Original monograph from 1970. Chapter 1 of Spatial, Regional and Population Economics. Essays in Honor of Edgar M. Hoover. Gordon and Breach, 1972.