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The Resource How the Internet became commercial : innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network, Shane Greenstein

How the Internet became commercial : innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network, Shane Greenstein

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How the Internet became commercial : innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network
Title
How the Internet became commercial
Title remainder
innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network
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Shane Greenstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"In less than a decade, the Internet went from being a series of loosely connected networks used by universities and the military to the powerful commercial engine it is today. This book describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream--and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset. Shane Greenstein traces the evolution of the Internet from government ownership to privatization to the commercial Internet we know today. This is a story of innovation from the edges. Greenstein shows how mainstream service providers that had traditionally been leaders in the old-market economy became threatened by innovations from industry outsiders who saw economic opportunities where others didn't--and how these mainstream firms had no choice but to innovate themselves. New models were tried: some succeeded, some failed. Commercial markets turned innovations into valuable products and services as the Internet evolved in those markets. New business processes had to be created from scratch as a network originally intended for research and military defense had to deal with network interconnectivity, the needs of commercial users, and a host of challenges with implementing innovative new services. How the Internet Became Commercial demonstrates how, without any central authority, a unique and vibrant interplay between government and private industry transformed the Internet."--
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Greenstein, Shane M
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Kauffman Foundation series on innovation and entrepreneurship
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  • Internet
  • Internet industry
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Entrepreneurship
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How the Internet became commercial : innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network, Shane Greenstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447- 464) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Ubiquitous clicks and how it all started -- The transition. The White House did not call ; Honest policy wonks ; A taste of Champaign ; Unleashing commercial iconoclasts -- The blossoming. How not to start a gold rush ; Platforms at the core and periphery ; Overcoming two conundrums ; Virulent word of mouse ; Capital deepening and complements -- Exploration and renewal. Bill votes with a veto ; Internet exceptionalism runs rampant ; The paradox of the prevailing view ; The high cost of a cheap lesson in wireless access -- Epilogue. Enabling innovation from the edges
Control code
FIE b17767969
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 474 pages
Isbn
9780691167367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908083549
Label
How the Internet became commercial : innovation, privatization, and the birth of a new network, Shane Greenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447- 464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Ubiquitous clicks and how it all started -- The transition. The White House did not call ; Honest policy wonks ; A taste of Champaign ; Unleashing commercial iconoclasts -- The blossoming. How not to start a gold rush ; Platforms at the core and periphery ; Overcoming two conundrums ; Virulent word of mouse ; Capital deepening and complements -- Exploration and renewal. Bill votes with a veto ; Internet exceptionalism runs rampant ; The paradox of the prevailing view ; The high cost of a cheap lesson in wireless access -- Epilogue. Enabling innovation from the edges
Control code
FIE b17767969
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 474 pages
Isbn
9780691167367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908083549

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