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The Resource AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol

AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol

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AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war
Title
AC/DC
Title remainder
the savage tale of the first standards war
Statement of responsibility
Tom McNichol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD, the first and nastiest standards war was fought over how electricity would be transmitted around the world: alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). The savage showdown between AC and DC changed the lives of billions of people, shaped the modern technological age, and set the stage for all standards wars to follow. AC/DC tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison bet wrong in that war, eventually losing control over the "operating system" for his future inventions--not to mention the company he founded, which would later become General Electric. Today's Digital Age wizards can take lessons from Edison's fierce battle: control an invention's technical standard and you control the market
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266001
Cataloging source
DLC
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McNichol, Tom
Dewey number
621.319/1309
Index
index present
LC call number
QC641
LC item number
.M36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Electric currents, Alternating
  • Electric currents, Direct
  • Electricity
  • Electricity
Target audience
adult
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the savage tale of the first standards war
Label
AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0612/2006013041.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) 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
Negative and positive -- First sparks -- Lightning in a bottle -- Enter the wizard -- Let there be light -- Electrifying the Big Apple -- Tesla -- The animal experiments -- Old Sparky -- Pulse of the world -- Killing an elephant -- Twilight by battery power -- DC's revenge -- Epilogue : standards wars : past, present, and future
Control code
614878
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 198 pages
Isbn
9780787982676
Lccn
2006013041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780787982676
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780787982676
Label
AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0612/2006013041.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) 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
Negative and positive -- First sparks -- Lightning in a bottle -- Enter the wizard -- Let there be light -- Electrifying the Big Apple -- Tesla -- The animal experiments -- Old Sparky -- Pulse of the world -- Killing an elephant -- Twilight by battery power -- DC's revenge -- Epilogue : standards wars : past, present, and future
Control code
614878
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 198 pages
Isbn
9780787982676
Lccn
2006013041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780787982676
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780787982676

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