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Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks

Author: Andrew L Russell
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise.
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"How did the idea of openness become the defining principle for the twenty-first-century Information Age? This book answers this question by looking at the history of information networks and paying close attention to the politics of standardization. For much of the twentieth century, information networks such as the monopoly Bell System and the American military's Arpanet were closed systems subject to centralized  Read more...
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Russell, Andrew L., 1975- author.
Open standards and the digital age
(DLC) 2013038663
(OCoLC)859168625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Russell
ISBN: 9781139856553 1139856553
OCLC Number: 881237495
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Ideological Origins of Open Standards I: Telegraph and Engineering Standards, 1860s-1900s --
Ideological Origins of Open Standards II: American Standards, 1910s-1930s --
Standardization and the Monopoly Bell System, 1880s-1930s --
Critiques of Centralized Control, 1930s-1970s --
International Standards for the Convergence of Computers and Communications, 1960s-1970s --
Open Systems and the Limits of Democratic Design, 1970s-1980s --
The Internet and the Advantages of Autocratic Design, 1970s-1990s --
Conclusion: Open Standards and an Open World.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology.

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