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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
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
IGDIG
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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 2008eabeb
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hillgartner, Malcolm
  • Blackstone Audiobooks
  • Ingram Digital (Firm)
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)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 17, 2009)
  • Unabridged
  • Previously released on compact disc, 2008
  • Duration: 6 hr., 30 min
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Ingram Digital; access may be restricted to users at participating institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433244759
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
9781433244759
System control number
  • ocn316796271
  • (OCoLC)316796271
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Ingram Media Manager (file size: 83777367 bytes)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war, Tom McNichol, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 17, 2009)
  • Unabridged
  • Previously released on compact disc, 2008
  • Duration: 6 hr., 30 min
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Ingram Digital; access may be restricted to users at participating institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433244759
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
9781433244759
System control number
  • ocn316796271
  • (OCoLC)316796271
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Ingram Media Manager (file size: 83777367 bytes)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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