David Kirsch is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. David’s research interests include industry emergence, technological choice, technological failure, and the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industries. In 2003, he co-authored an article on the Electric Vehicle Company that received the IEEE Life Members Prize from the Society for the History of Technology. He’s also interested in methodological problems associated with historical scholarship in the digital age. David is building a digital archive of the Dot Com Era that will preserve at-risk, born-digital content about business and culture during the late 1990s.