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The Resource Ruling the waves : cycles of discovery, chaos, and wealth from the compass to the Internet, Debora L. Spar

Ruling the waves : cycles of discovery, chaos, and wealth from the compass to the Internet, Debora L. Spar

Label
Ruling the waves : cycles of discovery, chaos, and wealth from the compass to the Internet
Title
Ruling the waves
Title remainder
cycles of discovery, chaos, and wealth from the compass to the Internet
Statement of responsibility
Debora L. Spar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is a book about technology, and about rules. It is about what happens when technology moves faster than governments, creating markets that - for some time at least - have no rules. It is a book about the pioneers who thrive in a world of chaos and the governments that eventually rein them in." "Beginning with the development of the compass in the early Middle Ages, Debora Spar takes the reader back in time, looking at a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the worlds of politics and business. She tells tales of the printing press and maps; of telegraph, radio, and satellite television; of software, encryption, and the advent of digital music. At each of these junctures, she suggests, technological innovation leads to both a wave of commerce and of chaos. Entrepreneurs such as Samuel Morse and Rupert Murdoch carve new markets from the emerging technology and proclaim that the old rules no longer apply."--Jacket
  • "This is a book about technology, and about rules. It is about what happens when technology moves faster than governments, creating markets that - for some time at least - have no rules. It is a book about the pioneers who thrive in a world of chaos and the governments that eventually rein them in." "Beginning with the development of the compass in the early Middle Ages, Debora Spar takes the reader back in time, looking at a series of technological revolutions that promised, in their time, to transform the worlds of politics and business. She tells tales of the printing press and maps; of telegraph, radio, and satellite television; of software, encryption, and the advent of digital music. At each of these junctures, she suggests, technological innovation leads to both a wave of commerce and of chaos. Entrepreneurs such as Samuel Morse and Rupert Murdoch carve new markets from the emerging technology and proclaim that the old rules no longer apply."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spar, Debora L
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.S63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Technology and state
Label
Ruling the waves : cycles of discovery, chaos, and wealth from the compass to the Internet, Debora L. Spar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-389) 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
  • Surfing the Barbary Coast
  • Prologue: The View from Partenia
  • The First Wave
  • The Codemakers
  • Radio Days
  • BSkyB and the New Wave of Television
  • Last Stand of the Cypherpunks
  • Trusting Microsoft
  • Space Music
Control code
46504469
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780151005093
Lccn
2001024256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ruling the waves : cycles of discovery, chaos, and wealth from the compass to the Internet, Debora L. Spar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-389) 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
  • Surfing the Barbary Coast
  • Prologue: The View from Partenia
  • The First Wave
  • The Codemakers
  • Radio Days
  • BSkyB and the New Wave of Television
  • Last Stand of the Cypherpunks
  • Trusting Microsoft
  • Space Music
Control code
46504469
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780151005093
Lccn
2001024256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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