Japan is about to overtake America to become the world leader in information technology. This book tells the remarkable story of how the Japanese did it - and reveals the techniques Japanese companies have used to displace American and European manufacturers from this critically-important industry. The vast majority of VCRs, laptop computers, photocopiers and faxes we buy today have been manufactured in Japan. They join the transistor, the colour television, the microwave oven, the microchip and industrial robots on the long list of inventions which were born in the USA, but are now made in Japan. This revealing book by one of the world's leading authorities on the IT industry brings together the different elements of the story of Japan's conquest of information technology.
Tom Forester is Senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He is author and/or editor of six books on information technology, including The Information Technology Revolution (1985), High--Tech Society (1987), Computers in the Human Context (1989), and Computer Ethics (1990). He was educated at Sussex University and Balliol College, Oxford, and has studies and worked in America, and the Pacific Rim.