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This book warns that retaining U.S. preeminence in computing at the beginning of the next century will require long-term planning, leadership, and collective will that cannot be attained with a business-as-usual approach by industry or government. This consensus emerged from a colloquium of top executives from the U.S. computer sector, university and industry researchers, and government policymakers. Among the major issues discussed are long-term, or strategic, commitment on the part of large firms in the United States; cooperation within and among firms and between industry, universities, and government; weaknesses in manufacturing and in the integration of research, development, and manufacturing; technical standards for both hardware and software manufacture and operation; and education and infrastructure (in particular, computer networks).
The Computer Science and Technology Board, National Research Council
1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Over view; 4 2. Hardware; 5 3. Software; 6 4. Services and Systems Integration; 7 5. Business and Marketing; 8 6. Turning Point; 9 Appendixes; 10 A: Colloquium Program; 11 B: Colloquium Participants
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