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Disconnecting the Personal: Computers and Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that computerization led to a depersonalization of the mail order industry, both inside and outside the firm. Whereas, at one time, warehouse workers could exercise some ... More


The Modern Industrial Revolution

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that the most important factors influencing the development of investment banks in the second half of the 20th century were technological. The emergence first of large scale batch ... More


Retail capitalism in the parlour: mail order catalogues

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explains how catalogue retailers successfully expropriated working class social networks. Mail order evolved from an experiment with draw clubs to a billion pound credit base industry. ... More


The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Simon Head

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the great boom of the 1990s, compensation to the top level of management soared, but the wage levels of most Americans barely grew at all. This stagnation has baffled experts, but this book points ... More


The Rationale of Hypertext

Jerome J. McGann

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses primarily on a particular feature of literary works — their physical character, whether audial or visible. It points out why these feature are important in a literary point of ... More


Productivity and Skill Change

Edward N. Wolff

in Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189964
eISBN:
9780199850792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189964.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on the third of the book's four paradoxes. It looks at the relationship of skills, education, and computerization to productivity growth and other indicators of technological ... More


From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Mark Monmonier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. In the early twentieth century, it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious, bawdy, and even derogatory ... More


‘Going with the technology’: the final generation of hot-metal compositors

Jesse Adams Stein

in Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter looks to the experience of compositors (those workers who set the type) who lost their traditional printing trade when computer typesetting technologies were introduced. The transition ... More


ATMs

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter investigates the history of the ubiquitous yet banal Automated Teller Machine, or ATM. There is no single inventor of the ATM. Rather, it emerged through innovation around the globe and ... More


Gray Eminences of the Scientific-Technical Revolution

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

in The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter argues that a new, post-Stalinist governmentality emerged in the Soviet Union as a result of several postwar developments. Innovations in computer, information, and control technologies ... More


Digital Infrastructures of Withness: Constructing a Speculative City

Jennifer Gabrys

in Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693122
eISBN:
9781452954356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter nine takes up the speculative aspects of smart cities and digital infrastructures to ask how sensor networks enable distinct types of withness in these new urban environments. I end this ... More


The Protean Virgil: Material Form and the Reception of the Classics

Craig Kallendorf

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727804
eISBN:
9780191794124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727804.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that reception studies should take into account the material form in which a text is transmitted as well as the words that later ages encounter. Using Virgil’s poetry as a case study ... More


Wolvercote Mill

Martin Maw

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The paper mill in Wolvercote, a village just north of Oxford, had supplied paper to the Press from the seventeenth century and was purchased with help from the Delegates by Thomas Combe, the Printing ... More


Institutionalization

Robert L. Wears and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

in Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190271268
eISBN:
9780190271299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271268.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Unbridled optimism and a flurry of organizational activity followed the publication of To Err is Human. As patient safety became corporatized into new institutions and programs; it became ... More


Technological Approaches to Screening and Case Finding for Depression

William H. Rogers and Debra Lerner

in Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195380194
eISBN:
9780197562697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195380194.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

What are the strengths and weaknesses of computer-based and other automated methods of detecting depression? Two promising technologies make use of the Internet and speech recognition. Whatever ... More


Design

Paul Luna

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The Press’s approach to the design of its publications between 1970 and 2004 developed in parallel to its editorial policy. When the publishing departments were reorganized in Oxford in the ... More


Dictionaries and Reference

Elizabeth Knowles

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The period between 1970 and 2004 witnessed a revolution in the preparation and distribution of dictionary and reference titles; computerization had enormous implications not only upon editors’ ... More


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