"How can a string 32 (or 128) of binary numbers get involved in international debates about the Global South, citizens' rights, market economics and Bush era unilateralism? In this lucid work, DeNardis weaves a wonderful tale about internet addressing - demonstrating the wider thesis that the arcane world of standards setting is a site of some of today's great questions, and that we as citizens should understand and be engaged in these debates."--Geoffrey C. Bowker, Mellon Professor of Cyberscholarship, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh "A fascinating account of a society-wide technological upgrade that affects us all. DeNardis uses the ongoing drama of a new Internet protocol - IPv6 - to explore in depth how standards and governance are related."--Milton L. Muller, Dean, Information Studies, Syracuse University -- Milton Mueller "A fascinating account of a societywide technological upgrade that affects us all. DeNardis uses the ongoing drama of a new Internet protocol -- IPv6 -- to explore in depth how standards and governance are related." Milton L. Mueller , Professor, Information Studies, Syracuse University
About the Author
Laura DeNardis is a Professor in the School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., and the coauthor of Information Technology in Theory.