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The Resource From luxury to necessity : what the railways, electricity and the automobile teach us about the IT revolution, Sjoerd Bakker

From luxury to necessity : what the railways, electricity and the automobile teach us about the IT revolution, Sjoerd Bakker

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From luxury to necessity : what the railways, electricity and the automobile teach us about the IT revolution
Title
From luxury to necessity
Title remainder
what the railways, electricity and the automobile teach us about the IT revolution
Statement of responsibility
Sjoerd Bakker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do computers and smartphones have in common with the railways, electricity, and the automobile? Each triggered a technological revolution that radically changed the way in which we live, work, eat, shop and enjoy ourselves. 'From Luxury to Necessity' shows how these technological revolutions affected everyday life and led to new consumer practices. Even though they would develop into absolute necessities within decades, all of them started as novelties for which meaningful uses were still unclear. The true value of the technologies was only realized when consumers started using them as part of new and valuable practices. This book recounts the struggles of consumers, businesses and governments to make sense of the new technologies and their unexpected uses. The historical perspective of the book sheds new light on the current it revolution, shows the remarkable similarities between past and present, and helps us to understand how new and existing consumer practices evolve with technological innovation
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
900
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.B355 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
From luxury to necessity : what the railways, electricity and the automobile teach us about the IT revolution, Sjoerd Bakker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9789024408511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987373442
  • UtOrBLW
Label
From luxury to necessity : what the railways, electricity and the automobile teach us about the IT revolution, Sjoerd Bakker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9789024408511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987373442
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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