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Open Standards and the Digital Age
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 ...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published March 7th 2014 by Cambridge University Press
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This is a truly fascinating book - I would recommend it to anyone interested in history, web standards, and organizational design. Russell shares an ideological perspective on technological innovation that is distinctly different from what is taught in school and circulated in popular media. It has given me a lot to think critically about as a business manager in Open Web technology - I will definitely reference this book in the future and recommend to my colleagues who are working on web ...more