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The Internet and American business

Author: William Aspray; Paul E Ceruzzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Series: History of computing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we think of the Internet, we generally think of Amazon, Google, Hotmail, Napster, MySpace, and other sites for buying products, searching for information, downloading entertainment, chatting with friends, or posting photographs. In the academic literature about the Internet, however, these uses are rarely covered. The Internet and American Businessfills this gap, picking up where most scholarly histories of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Internet and American business.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)694117461
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Aspray; Paul E Ceruzzi
ISBN: 9780262012409 0262012405 9780262514811 0262514818
OCLC Number: 82473784
Description: viii, 596 p ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Internet before commercialization / Paul E. Ceruzzi --
Innovation and the evolution of market structure for Internet access in the United States / Shane Greenstein --
Protocols for profit : web and email technologies as product and infrastructure / Thomas Haigh --
The web's missing links : search engines and portals / Thomas Haigh --
The rise, fall, and resurrection of software as a service : historical perspectives on the computer utility and software for lease on a network / Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz --
Discovering a role online : brick-and-mortar retailers and the Internet / Ward Hanson --
Small ideas, big ideas, bad ideas, good ideas : "get big fast" and dot-com venture creation / David A. Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb --
Internet challenges for media businesses / Christine Ogan and Randall A. Beam --
Internet challenges for nonmedia industries, firms and workers : travel agencies, realtors, mortgage brokers, personal computer manufacturers, and information technology services professionals /Jeffrey R. Yost --
Resistance is futile? Reluctant and selective users of the Internet / Nathan Ensmenger --
New wine in old and new bottles : patterns and effects of the Internet on companies / James W. Cortada --
Communities and specialized information businesses / Atsushi Akera --
File sharing and the music industry / William Aspray --
Eros unbound : pornography and the Internet / Blaise Cronin --
Market and agora : community building by Internet / Wolfgang Coy.
Series Title: History of computing.
Responsibility: edited by William Aspray, Paul. E. Ceruzzi.
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The effect of a commercialized Internet on American business, from the boom in e-commerce and adjustments by bricks-and-mortar businesses to file-sharing and community building.  Read more...

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