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The Resource A telephone for the world : Iridium, Motorola, and the making of a global age, Martin Collins

A telephone for the world : Iridium, Motorola, and the making of a global age, Martin Collins

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A telephone for the world : Iridium, Motorola, and the making of a global age
Title
A telephone for the world
Title remainder
Iridium, Motorola, and the making of a global age
Statement of responsibility
Martin Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1990, Motorola publicly announced an ambitious business venture called Iridium. The project's signature feature was a constellation of 77 satellites in low-Earth orbit which served as the equivalent of cellular towers, connecting to mobile customers below using wireless hand-held phones. As one of the founding engineers noted, the constellation "bathed the planet in radiation," enabling a completely global communications system. Focusing on the Iridium venture, this book explores the story of globalization at a crucial period in US and international history. As the Cold War waned, corporations and nations reoriented toward a new global order in which markets, neoliberal ideology, and the ideal of a borderless world predominated. As a planetary-scale technological system, the project became emblematic of this shift and of the role of the United States as geopolitical superpower. In its ambition, scope, challenges, and organizing ideas, the rise of Iridium provides telling insight into how this new global condition stimulated a re-thinking of corporate practices--on the factory floor, in culture and knowledge, and in international relations. Combining oral history interviews with research in corporate records, Martin Collins opens up new angles on what global meant in the years just before and after the end of the Cold War. The first book to tell the story of Iridium in this context, A Telephone for the World is a fascinating look at how people, nations, and corporations across the world grappled in different ways with the meaning of a new historical era. -- Provided by publisher
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Martin J.
Dewey number
384.5/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE7797.I75
LC item number
C65 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iridium Communications, Inc
  • Telecommunication
  • Artificial satellites in telecommunication
  • Iridium Communications, Inc
  • Motorola Communications and Electronics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Artificial satellites in telecommunication
  • Telecommunication
  • United States
  • Iridium
  • Satellitenfunk
  • Satellitentelefon
  • Handy
  • Telekommunikationsnetz
  • Telekommunikation
  • Globalisierung
  • Geopolitik
  • USA
Label
A telephone for the world : Iridium, Motorola, and the making of a global age, Martin Collins
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Iridium and the global age -- The global and the engineers -- The global and Iridium the business -- "Freedom to communicate": ideology and culture in the global -- From "it's a bird, it's a phone ..." to "Edsels in the sky": or, the end of Iridium's global vision -- Conclusion
Control code
1038274583
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421424842
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40028080481
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038274583
Label
A telephone for the world : Iridium, Motorola, and the making of a global age, Martin Collins
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Iridium and the global age -- The global and the engineers -- The global and Iridium the business -- "Freedom to communicate": ideology and culture in the global -- From "it's a bird, it's a phone ..." to "Edsels in the sky": or, the end of Iridium's global vision -- Conclusion
Control code
1038274583
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421424842
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40028080481
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038274583

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