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Signalarity: Abstraction and power in layered models of network protocol architecture
...protocols are not just a set of technical specifications...they are an entire formal apparatus; the totality of techniques and conventions that affect protocol at a social level, not simply a technical one. (Galloway, ...
The Internet and social capital among co-operatives in Canada
Achieving public participation and creating community consensus in the framework of sustainable development practices can be an onerous task in the absence of social capital. This can be compounded when attempting to ...
Essays on the impact of health information technology on health care providers and patients
Information technology has been transforming health care industry. This dissertation investigates the use of health information technology by health care providers and patients as well as its outcomes. This dissertation ...