Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry

"Policy and technology are linked

by / December 31, 1997

Editor in Chief

The computer and telecommunications business has come a long way in a short time. It was about 1948 when IBM founder Thomas J. Watson Sr. made the comment that there was perhaps a worldwide market for five computers.

Just 30 years ago, only a handful of companies that make up this vibrant industry even existed. Today, sales of personal computers outpace television sets, and over 55 million people are connected to the World Wide Web.

A recent study