This was the formula behind America’s information-technology boom in the last half of
the twentieth century. Not only did the country produce many more startups per capita
than Europe or Japan did, it consistently produced startups that grew to flagship status:
the now-defunct Digital Equipment Corp. in the 1950s, Intel and AMD in the 1960s,
Microsoft, Apple and Oracle in the ’70s, Cisco Systems and Dell in the ’80s, and
Amazon and Google in the ’90s, for example.
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The battle for the clouds between these companies is going to reshape the ICT
market structure as PC distribution did in the 80s. But according to the Economist
cloud computing is unlikely to bring about quite such a dramatic shift. In essence, what it
does is take the idea of distributed computing a step farther. Still, it will add a couple of lay-
ers to the IT stack. One is made up of the cloud providers, such as Amazon and Google.
Companies with a stake in the technology industry or that have staked on the Internet (ala Google or Amazon or any of the thousands of small ecommerce companies around the world) are likely to pluck multiple nuggets of wisdom from her book."
-- Heather Clancy, business journalist
What technologies do we need to solve the complex environmental, economic, social, and political challenges facing us today? As this thought-provoking book reveals, one tool for enacting change is already at our fingertips: the global network.
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