- David Stearns
- Edinburgh UK
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
"Think of it as Money": The Creation of the Visa Payment System.
Prof. Donald MacKenzie (Sociology) and Dr. Luciana D'Adderio (Informatics)
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).
1991-1995, IT software developer.
1995-2000, program manager and designer of commercial software.
2001-2003, software developer and architect, configurable commercial systems