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William Boddy, Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics (Champaign: Uni-
versity of Illinois Press, 1990).
91. See also Avital Ronnell, The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric
Speech (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990).
92. The technology of coaxial cable emphasizes this two-way individual-to-individual
form of telecommunication. Not only do cable televisionfranchises frequently share
wires with the telephone company, but the coaxial cable itself allows signals to travel