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The Resource Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell

Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell

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Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks
Title
Open standards and the digital age
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history, ideology, and networks
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Andrew L. Russell
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 control. In the 1970s and 1980s, however, engineers in the United States and Europe experimented with design strategies and coordination mechanisms to create new digital networks. In the process, they embraced discourses of "openness" to describe their ideological commitments to entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and participatory democracy. The rhetoric of openness has flourished - for example, in movements for open government, open-source software, and open-access publishing - but such rhetoric also obscures the ways the Internet and other "open" systems still depend heavily on hierarchical forms of control"--
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1975-
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Russell, Andrew L.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise
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  • Standardization
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunication
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Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Ideological origins of open standards I : telegraph and engineering standards, 1860s-1900s -- Ideological origins of open standards II : Americna standards, 1910s-1930s -- Standardization and the monopoly Bell System, 1880s-1930s -- Critiques of centralized control , 1930s-1980s -- Open systems and the limits of democratic design, 1970s-1980s -- The Internet and the advantages of autrocratic design, 1970s-1990s -- Conclusion : open standars and an open world
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ocn859168625
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781107612044
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013038663
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859168625
Label
Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideological origins of open standards I : telegraph and engineering standards, 1860s-1900s -- Ideological origins of open standards II : Americna standards, 1910s-1930s -- Standardization and the monopoly Bell System, 1880s-1930s -- Critiques of centralized control , 1930s-1980s -- Open systems and the limits of democratic design, 1970s-1980s -- The Internet and the advantages of autrocratic design, 1970s-1990s -- Conclusion : open standars and an open world
Control code
ocn859168625
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781107612044
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013038663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859168625

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