ABSTRACT

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book adopts diverse theoretical perspectives to retrace digitization's multiform process. It observes on multiple occasions that the peculiar features of political economies and national cultural re-appropriation practices are capable of taking the media and digital in particular, in country and region-specific directions. The book emphasizes that the roots and assumptions of this supposed revolution are in actual fact the fruit of a long process with strong historical roots. It aims to supply sensitivity to the global changes which digital media are subject to in an attempt to enable our history to swing between what are considered "innovation centers" and their technological peripheries. The book conclusive reflections on other three distinctive mythologies, emerged in different times and in different media sectors, that deserve a deep and final reconsideration: the digital as irresistible force, its global character and its revolutionary nature.