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The Resource Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology, (electronic resource)

Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology, (electronic resource)

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Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks
Title
Open standards and the digital age
Title remainder
history, ideology, and networks
Statement of responsibility
Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology
Title variation
Open Standards & the Digital Age
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How did openness become a foundational value for the networks of the twenty-first century? Open Standards and the Digital Age answers this question through an interdisciplinary history of information networks that pays 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 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.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Standardization
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunication
Label
Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139856553
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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
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CR9781139856553
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107612044
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)881237495
Label
Open standards and the digital age : history, ideology, and networks, Andrew L. Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139856553
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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
Control code
CR9781139856553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107612044
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881237495

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