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David Stearns

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David Stearns
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Edinburgh UK
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http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/alumni_and_emeritusemerita/stearns_david

History of the Visa payment system

Currently researching and writing a history of the Visa payment system.

General research areas are:

history of software and computing (and technology in general); dependability in computing; sociology of technical and scientific knowledge. Currently doing field research in Berkeley, California, USA

Thesis:

"Think of it as Money": The Creation of the Visa Payment System.

Supervisors:

Prof. Donald MacKenzie (Sociology) and Dr. Luciana D'Adderio (Informatics)

Education:

1991, BA, Management Information Systems, Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington, USA).

2000, year of study in History of Science and Technology, University of Washington (Seattle, Washington, USA).

Work Experience:

1991-1995, IT software developer.

1995-2000, program manager and designer of commercial software.

2001-2003, software developer and architect, configurable commercial systems