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Internet alley : high technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005

Author: Paul E Ceruzzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Series: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how a concentration of military contractors carrying out weapons analysis, systems engineering, operations research, and telecommunications combined with suburban growth patterns to drive the region's development. The dot-com bubble's burst was offset here, the author points out, by the government's growing national security-related need for information technology. He looks in detail at the nature of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Ceruzzi
ISBN: 9780262033749 0262033747 9780262516686 0262516683
OCLC Number: 124164749
Description: ix, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins, 1939-1957 --
Highways and airports, 1956-1964 --
Systems engineering in Tysons corner, 1957-1969 --
BDM and its brethren, 1964-1990 --
Real estate, again, 1964-1990 --
Internet alley, 1985-2005 --
Appendix : List of acronyms.
Series Title: Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
Responsibility: Paul E. Ceruzzi.
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