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The Resource Rescuing Prometheus, Thomas P. Hughes

Rescuing Prometheus, Thomas P. Hughes

Label
Rescuing Prometheus
Title
Rescuing Prometheus
Statement of responsibility
Thomas P. Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A look at some of the technological projects that helped shape the modern world. Focuses on four postwar projects whose vastness and complexity inspired new technology, new organizations, and new management styles. The first use of computers to run systems was developed for the SAGE air defense project. The Atlas missile project was so complicated it required the development of systems engineering in order to complete it. The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project (the "Big Dig") tested systems engineering in the complex crucible of a large scale civilian roadway. And finally, the origins of the Internet fostered the collegial management style that later would take over Silicon Valley and define the modern computer industry
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Thomas Parke
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T176
LC item number
.H84 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Research, Industrial
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Science and industry
  • Technische ontwikkeling
  • Technologie
  • Management
  • Fallstudiensammlung
  • Industrieforschung
  • Technik
  • USA
Label
Rescuing Prometheus, Thomas P. Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-352) 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
Contents
Introduction: Technology's Nation -- MIT as System Builder: SAGE -- Managing a Military-Industrial Complex: Atlas -- Spread of the Systems Approach -- Coping with Complexity: Central Artery/Tunnel -- Networking: ARPANET -- Epilogue: Presiding over Change
Control code
37792612
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780679411512
Lccn
97044571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37792612
Label
Rescuing Prometheus, Thomas P. Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-352) 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
Contents
Introduction: Technology's Nation -- MIT as System Builder: SAGE -- Managing a Military-Industrial Complex: Atlas -- Spread of the Systems Approach -- Coping with Complexity: Central Artery/Tunnel -- Networking: ARPANET -- Epilogue: Presiding over Change
Control code
37792612
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780679411512
Lccn
97044571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37792612

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