Electronic Value Exchange: Origins of the VISA Electronic Payment System (History of Computing)

Electronic Value Exchange: Origins of the VISA Electronic Payment System (History of Computing)

David L. Stearns


Electronic worth Exchange examines intimately the transformation of the VISA digital fee procedure from a suite of non-integrated, localized, paper-based financial institution bank card courses into the cooperative, worldwide, digital worth trade community it's today.  subject matters and contours: presents a background of the VISA procedure from the mid-1960s to the early Eighties; offers a historic narrative in line with learn accumulated from own records and interviews with key actors; investigates, for the 1st time, either the technological and social infrastructures valuable for the VISA method to function; provides a close case research, highlighting the mutual shaping of know-how and social kin, and the effect that past info processing practices have at the manner organisations undertake pcs and telecommunications; examines how “gateways” in transactional networks can make stronger or undermine proven social limitations, and reports the institution of belief in new check devices.

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