Competing for the Future

Competing for the Future

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Everybody knows that digital technology has revolutionised our economy and our lifestyles. But how many of us really understand the drivers behind the technology - the significance of going digital; the miniaturization of circuit boards; the role of venture capital in financing the revolution; the importance of research and development? How many of us understand what it takes to make money from innovative technologies? Should we worry about manufacturing going offshore? What is the role of India and China in the digital economy? Drawing on a lifetime's experience in the industry, as an engineer, a senior manager and as a partner in a venture capital firm, Henry Kressel offers an expert personalized answer to all these questions. He explains how the technology works, why it matters, how it is financed and what the key lessons are for public policy.How Digital Innovations are Changing the World Henry Kressel ... Pirates first capture movies off the screens in theaters using video camcorders. ... transfer the movies to DVDs with replication technology that is readily available (just look at the ads for disk copiers in any hobbyist magazine). ... Electronic distribution via the Internet changes the game completely. ... to download huge, movie-size files to their computers, the field is wide open for pirates to push contraband to the public.

Title:Competing for the Future
Author:Henry Kressel
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-04-16


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