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Title Deconstructing the Computer : Report of a Symposium / Dale W. Jorgenson and Charles W. Wessner, editors ; Committee on Deconstructing the Computer, Committee on Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2005.

Subject Information technology -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Semiconductor industry -- United States -- Congresses.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-2001 -- Congresses.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009.
Alt Name Jorgenson, Dale W. (Dale Weldeau), 1933-
Wessner, Charles W.
Alternate Title Measuring and sustaining the new economy.
Add Title At head of title: Measuring and sustaining the new economy
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 163 pages) : illustrations, charts
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Note This report is the second in a series designed to improve our understanding of the technological and economic trends underlying the growth and productivity increases that have created what many refer to as the New Economy. The previous report was Productivity and Cyclicality in Semiconductor Industry--Preface (p. xiii, xvi).
This symposium on Deconstructing the Computer was held on February 28, 2003, at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., focusing on metrics currently used in measuring computer performance and the sources of productivity growth in computers, examining current trends in hardware, components, and peripherals--Preface (p. xvii).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Proceedings -- Introductory Remarks / Dale W. Jorgenson -- Panel I. Performance Measurement and Current Trends / moderator: Steven Landefeld -- Measures of Performance Used in Measuring Computers / Jack E. Triplett -- Overview of the IBM Global Product Plan / David F. McQueeney -- Panel II. Computer Hardware and Components / moderator: William J. Spencer -- Processor Evolution / William T. Siegle -- Storage / Robert Whitmore -- Panel III. Peripherals: Current Technology Trends / moderator: Kenneth Flamm -- The Promise of Storage Systems / Mark F. Bregman -- Graphics / Chris A. Malachowsky -- Flat Panel Displays / Dalen E. Keys -- Panel IV. Peripherals: Current Technology Trends, continued / moderator: Michael Borrus -- CD/DVD: Readers and Writers / Kenneth E. Walker -- Laser and Ink-Jet Printers / Howard Taub -- Panel V. What Have We Learned and What Does It Mean? / moderator: Carol A. Corrado ; panelists: DAvid F. McQueeney, William J. Raduchel, Marilyn E. Manser, Kenneth Flamm, Jack E. Triplett -- Concluding Remarks / Dale W. Jorgenson -- Research Paper. Performance Measures for Computers / Jack E. Triplett.
Summary Starting in the mid 1990s, the United States economy experienced an unprecedented upsurge in economic productivity. Rapid technological change in communications, computing, and information management continue to promise further gains in productivity, a phenomenon often referred to as the New Economy. To better understand this phenomenon, the National Academies Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) has convened a series of workshops and commissioned papers on Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy. This major workshop, entitled Deconstructing the Computer, brought together leading industrialists and academic researchers to explore the contribution of the different components of computers to improved price-performance and quality of information systems. The objective was to help understand the sources of the remarkable growth of American productivity in the 1990s, the relative contributions of computers and their underlying components, and the evolution and future contributions of the technologies supporting this positive economic performance.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309533201 (electronic bk.)
0309533201 (electronic bk.)
030909254X (pbk.)
9780309092548 (pbk.)
OCLC # 70759622
Additional Format Print version: Deconstructing the Computer. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 2005 (DLC) 2005296777 (OCoLC)62170687

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