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Digital D.C. : how information technology is transforming the hub of American politics /
Wilson P. Dizard, Jr.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2010.
description
vii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
078644469X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780786444694 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2010.
isbn
078644469X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780786444694 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Washington in the Information Age -- In the beginning -- Silicon Valley East? -- Digital bureaucracy, bit by bit -- The last colony -- Hip DC -- Arts and ideas : the new meld -- Washington's digital future -- Afterword : Washington in the Obama era.
abstract
"This is a survey of Washington, D.C.'s increasing role as a modern city at the forefront of American digital culture. Chapters cover Washington's centuries-old roots as an information city, its increasing role as a Silicon Valley of the East, digital bureaucracy, the city's hip modern culture, a new emphasis on the arts, and Washington's digital future"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7014281
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-202) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Wilson Dizard, Jr., who died unexpectedly in mid-2009, was the author of eight books and numerous scholarly articles. A retired professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, he lived in Washington, D.C.
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Summaries
Main Description
The role of Washington, D.C., at the forefront of American digital culture is increasing. While the city has historically been a repository for tremendous amounts of government information, and military developments in the capital have helped lead to important digital developments, the city's transition to a booming center with a generation of tech-savvy professionals is relatively recent. Chapters cover Washington's centuries-old roots as an information city, its new role as a Silicon Valley of the East, digital bureaucracy, the city's hip modern culture, a new emphasis on the arts based on new technologies, and Washington's digital future.
Library of Congress Summary
"This is a survey of Washington, D.C.'s increasing role as a modern city at the forefront of American digital culture. Chapters cover Washington's centuries-old roots as an information city, its increasing role as a Silicon Valley of the East, digital bureaucracy, the city's hip modern culture, a new emphasis on the arts, and Washington's digital future"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
This is a survey of Washington, D.C.'s increasing role as a modern city at the forefront of American digital culture. While the city has historically been a repository for massive amounts of government information, and military developments in the capitol helped give birth to some of the most important digital developments in decades, the city's transition toward becoming a booming center with a generation of tech-savvy professionals is relatively recent. Chapters cover Washington's centuries-old roots as an information city, its increasing role as a Silicon Valley of the East, digital bureaucracy, the city's hip modern culture, a new emphasis on the arts based on innovative information technologies, and Washington's digital future.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Washington in the Information Agep. 7
In the Beginningp. 29
Silicon Valley East?p. 48
Digital Bureaucracy, Bit by Bitp. 74
The Last Colonyp. 99
Hip DCp. 120
Arts and Ideas: The New Meldp. 139
Washington's digital Futurep. 157
Afterword: Washington in the Obama Erap. 179
Chapter Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 203
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