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

AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol, (electronic resource)

Label
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
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HDDVD, 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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McNichol, Tom
Dewey number
621.319/1309
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QC641
LC item number
.M36 2008ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
PerformerNote
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hillgartner, Malcolm
  • Blackstone Audiobooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electric currents, Alternating
  • Electric currents, Direct
  • Electricity
  • Electricity
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Label
AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 6:29:17
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digital storage
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781433244759
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
E2D1728D-7FA5-463D-BCBC-42E0366BB818
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn230952372
  • (OCoLC)230952372
  • 329945
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 93257 KB; MP3 file size: 182803 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Label
AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 6:29:17
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433244759
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
E2D1728D-7FA5-463D-BCBC-42E0366BB818
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn230952372
  • (OCoLC)230952372
  • 329945
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 93257 KB; MP3 file size: 182803 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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