Artifact Details

Title

Japanese software industry: where's the walkman

Catalog Number

102624717

Type

Moving Image

Date

1993-12

Credits

Feigenbaum, Edward

Publisher

University Video Communications

Format

S VHS

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"The software industry is booming worldwide, yet the Japanese government has declared software a "distressed industry." Why? Ed Feigenbaum presents results from an extensive study by the Stanford Computer Industry Project. The study showed that Japanese software has been inhibited by bundling software with hardware, harmful government procurement practices, the belief that software is a service - not a product, rampant piracy, rigid industrial structures, difficulties facing entrepreneurs, a predisposi-tion towards software engineering as inferior, and many other factors. Will the situation improve in the next few years? Can American firms take advantage of the relative weakness of the Japanese software business?"

Category

Lecture

Series Title

University Video Communications: Distinguished Lectures

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013