Cover of: The Road Ahead | Bill Gates

About the Book

Bill Gates' 1995 analysis of the impact of information and computer technology on society and predictions about the future. Includes a great overview of ancient counting machines to mainframe big-iron to the dramatic changes of personal computing. Talks about the early years of Microsoft, Apple and Steve Jobs, DEC and Compaq, IBM and IBM compatibles. In addition, the importance of software and its complexity, power, and cost of production.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
1. A revolution begins 1
2. The beginning of the information age 20
3. Lessons from the computer industry 35
4. Applications and appliances 65
5. Paths to the highway 89
6. The content revolution 112
7. Implications for business 135
8. Friction-free capitalism 157
9. Eduction: The best investment 184
10. Plugged in at home 205
11. Race for the gold 227
12. Critical issues 250
Afterword
Index

Edition Notes

Includes index.
System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Microsoft Windows.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
004.6/7
Library of Congress
HE7572.U6 G38 1995

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xiv, 286 p. :
Number of pages
286
Dimensions
23 x 15.5 x 2 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL807148M
Internet Archive
roadahead00gate
ISBN 10
0670772895, 0670869430
LC Control Number
95043803
OCLC/WorldCat
33281938
Library Thing
2053
Goodreads
1081637
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