Silicon Alley: The Rise and Fall of a New Media District

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 27, 2004 - Architecture - 256 pages
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The 1990s dawned with a belief that the digital revolution would radically transform our traditional notion of cities as places of commerce and industry. Many predicted that digital technology would render cities, or at least their economies, obsolete. Instead, precisely the opposite happened. The IT-intensive firms of the 'new economy' needed to be plugged into a sizeable network of talent, something that established cities like New York and San Francisco provided in abundance. In addition to creating new types of jobs and luring thousands of workers back into the city, new media districts cre.

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Indergaard (sociology, St. John's Univ.) offers an in-depth analysis of New York City's Silicon Alley, chronicling the reasons for its development and ultimate fall. Named by Mark Stahlman, one of ... Read full review

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Michael Indergaard is Associate Professor of Sociology at St. John's University in Jamaica, NY.

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