Правила для опутанного проводами мира

НЬЮ-ЙОРК: Мы много слышали о "новой экономике", основанной на компьютерных сетях и глобализации. Дейстивтельно ли эта "новая экономика" нова, или же она - просто та же самая старушка, у которой добавилось новых морщин?

Мир принципиально изменился. В первую очередь изменилась - и до сих пор меняется - сама скорость изменений.

Радио потребовалось 40 лет на то, чтобы приобрести 50 миллионов слушателей в Америке. Телевидение завоевало подобное число зрителей за 13 лет. Глобальной Компьютерной Сети понадобилось 4 года с тем, чтобы заполучить 50 миллионов пользователей внутри страны, и темпы ее использования растут со скоростью 1000 процентов в год. Ожидания того, что охват мировой коммуникационной системы будет утраиваться каждые 12 месяцев, более чем соответствуют правилу, согласно которому быстродействие и количество транзисторов удваивается каждые 18 месяцев. С увеличением охвата затраты на передачу информации будут сходить к нулю.

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