The Chinese Typewriter

Author: Thomas S. Mullaney
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036363
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How Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China's information technology successes today.

Coming To Terms With The Nation

Author: Thomas Mullaney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947630
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This controversial new book recounts the history of the most sweeping attempt to sort and categorize the nation's enormous population: the 1954 Ethnic Classification project (minzu shibie).

Programmed Inequality

Author: Marie Hicks
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035545
Size: 50.75 MB
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How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.

How Not To Network A Nation

Author: Benjamin Peters
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034182
Size: 71.23 MB
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How, despite thirty years of effort, Soviet attempts to build a national computer network were undone by socialists who seemed to behave like capitalists.

The Stuff Of Bits

Author: Paul Dourish
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262340135
Size: 47.12 MB
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The limits and capacities of those representations carry significant consequences for digital society. In The Stuff of Bits, Paul Dourish examines the specific materialities that certain digital objects exhibit.

Minitel

Author: Julien Mailland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036223
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The first scholarly book in English on Minitel, the pioneering French computer network, offers a history of a technical system and a cultural phenomenon.

The Political History Of American Food Aid

Author: Barry Riley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190228881
Size: 59.52 MB
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The book investigates the little-known, not-well-understood and often highly-contentious political processes which have converted American agricultural production into tools of U.S. government policy.

Lifelong Kindergarten

Author: Mitchel Resnick
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262037297
Size: 17.21 MB
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How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society.

Science In The Archives

Author: Lorraine Daston
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022643253X
Size: 70.63 MB
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Thoroughly exploring the practices, politics, economics, and potential of the sciences of the archives, this volume reveals the essential historical dimension of the sciences, while also adding a much-needed long-term perspective to ...

The Vanishing Middle Class

Author: Peter Temin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036169
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Why the United States has developed an economy divided between rich and poor and how racism helped bring this about.