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A nation transformed by information : how information has shaped the United States from Colonial times to the present

Author: Alfred D Chandler; James W Cortada
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"The editors assembled a group of contributors are experts in their particular fields, from management consulting to history to sociology, and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross referenced. An important new look at American history, A Nation Transformed by Information will interest anyone who wants to understand how the United States has stepped so confidently into the latest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred D Chandler; James W Cortada
ISBN: 0195127013 9780195127010 0195128141 9780195128147
OCLC Number: 42476742
Description: xii, 380 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The information age in historical perspective: introduction / Alfred D. Chandler Jr. --
Early American origins of the information age / Richard D. Brown --
Recasting the information infrastructure for the industrial age / Richard R. John --
Business use of information and technology during the industrial age / JoAnne Yates --
The threshold of the information age: radio, television, and motion pictures mobilize the nation / Margaret Graham --
Progenitors of the information age: the development of chips and computers / James W. Cortada --
Information technology management since 1960 / Richard L. Nolan --
Computers in U.S. households since 1977 / Lee S. Sproull --
The information age: continuities and differences / Alfred D. Chandler Jr., James W. Cortada.
Responsibility: editors, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., James W. Cortada.
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The editors and contributors in this book argue that information is the driver of a third industrial revolution. They demonstrate that the information revolution actually has been taking place for  Read more...

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This is a pioneering effort to illustrate a simple fact-that the American information 'revolution' is anything but new.

 
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