Digital D.C.: How Information Technology Is Transforming the Hub of American Politics

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McFarland, Nov 21, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 220 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Washington in the Information Age
7
In the Beginning
29
Silicon Valley East?
48
Digital Bureaucracy Bit by Bit
74
The Last Colony
99
Hip DC
120
Arts and Ideas The New Meld
139
Washingtons Digital Future
157
Washington in the Obama Era
179
Chapter Notes
189
Bibliography
201
Index
203
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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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