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Development of core Internet standards: the work of IETF and W3C

Harald Alvestrand and Håkon Wium Lie

in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561131
eISBN:
9780191721199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter elaborates the processes of developing and adopting basic standards for data communication and storage on the Internet. The first part of the chapter focuses on the organizational ... More


Seeing Is Believing

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

in Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199330706
eISBN:
9780199364008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330706.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This appendix begins with the history of the Engineering Research Center program, a National Science Foundation initiative whose roots lie in concerns about American competitiveness in the 1980s. NSF ... More


The Mutability of History

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The book’s conclusion turns to networks that transcend and subvert the idea of geographic contingency. Mobility defines these groups, such as the architects (such as Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil, Hilmi ... More


Catching a Lift 1976–1980

Robert McCaughey

in A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166881
eISBN:
9780231537520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166881.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines changes at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) during the years 1976–1980 under the deanship of Peter Likins. A professor of civil engineering ... More


Road Evolution

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The evolution of the Maysville Road began as an organic track not constructed with tools, but formed through gradual, additive accumulation—animal trails, human footpaths, and vehicular tracks ... More


Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Lino Camprubí

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027175
eISBN:
9780262323222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 20thcentury, science and technology became central to territorial transformation and in turn to state building. This was no less true for the Francoist regime. Engineers were not just working ... More


Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199330706
eISBN:
9780199364008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330706.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

“Organized” and “innovation” are words rarely heard together. But an organized approach to innovation is precisely what America needs today. This book presents a blueprint for coordinating technology ... More


Introduction: Political Engineering and the “Redemption of Spain”

Lino Camprubí

in Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027175
eISBN:
9780262323222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introduction places the main areas of interest for the book in the wider Spanish and international political and economic context and elaborates its main thesis with reference to the existing ... More


Engineering a Solution

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0008
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of software engineering during the period from 1968 to 1972. It explains that the term software engineering was first used by hardware engineer J. ... More


Brigham Young’s Romance with American Higher Education, 1867–1877

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the late 1860s, Mormons began knocking at the doors of American colleges and universities. Reversing the course of the westward-bound pioneer ancestors, these academic emigrants sought to retrieve ... More


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