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.


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.