The New York Times: The Joy of Standards by Dr. Andrew Russell, SUNY Poly Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Lee Vinsel
The New York Times
Our modern existence depends on things we can take for granted. Cars run on gas from any gas station, the plugs for electrical devices fit into any socket, and smartphones connect to anything equipped with Bluetooth. All of these conveniences depend on technical standards, the silent and often forgotten foundations of technological societies.