My Two *Highly Imperfect (i.e. Defective)* Lectures On the Economics of Information Technology, Bangalore, 15-16 November 2000
Preface March 12, 2019: These are two *highly imperfect (i.e. defective)* lectures I was invited to give to students in Bangalore almost 19 years ago.
I published them in draft in 2010 as I did not agree with the BBC’s “Virtual Revolution” programme broadcast today attributing to e.g. Woodstock and the Grateful Dead perhaps more credit than is due to them for the IT-Revolution.
This is no more than a draft survey of the area, nothing original, and it says more than I can understand myself years later.
On the Economics of Information Technology: Some Questions of Supply, Demand, Price & Policy
Two lectures at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, 15-16 November 2000
by Professor Subroto Roy, PhD(Cantab.)
Part I: Advances in Information Technology from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Advances in Information Technology through the Ages
• Before the Age of Electricity
• In the Age of Electric Power 1840-1940
• In the Transistor & IC Age, 1940-1970
• In the PC Age, 1970-1990
• In the Internet Age, 1990-2000
• Beyond 2000 in India and elsewhere
Part II: Demand and Prices, Policy