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The Resource Coordinating technology : studies in the international standardization of telecommunications, Susanne K. Schmidt, Raymund Werle

Coordinating technology : studies in the international standardization of telecommunications, Susanne K. Schmidt, Raymund Werle

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Coordinating technology : studies in the international standardization of telecommunications
Title
Coordinating technology
Title remainder
studies in the international standardization of telecommunications
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Susanne K. Schmidt, Raymund Werle
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eng
Summary
  • Few modern technologies are designed to stand alone. Because most machines must now fit into systems and be compatible with other technologies, the creation of standards has become a fundamental element of design and engineering. Conflicts such as the "color television war" of the 1970s and recent disputes over high-definition television (HDTV) highlight the complexities of the standard-setting process
  • Susanne Schmidt and Raymund Werle present three case studies from the telecommunications industry to highlight the actors, the process, the politics, and the influence exerted by international organizations in the construction of standards. The case studies include the standards for facsimile terminals and transmission, videotex (a service that, with the exception of the French Minitel service, largely failed), and electronic mail. The authors follow each trail from the realization by certain actors of the need for a standard, through the complex negotiation processes involving many economic, political, and social interests, to the final agreement on a standard. Throughout their stories, they emphasize the institutional embeddedness of these processes, demonstrating the value of an institutionalist approach to technology studies
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Schmidt, Susanne K
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5101
LC item number
.S244 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Werle, Raymund
Series statement
Inside technology
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  • Telecommunication
  • Standardization
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Coordinating technology : studies in the international standardization of telecommunications, Susanne K. Schmidt, Raymund Werle
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-352) 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
Control code
37180973
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780262193931
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97026080
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
Label
Coordinating technology : studies in the international standardization of telecommunications, Susanne K. Schmidt, Raymund Werle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-352) 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
Control code
37180973
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780262193931
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97026080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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