Book written by 2000 Abe Fellow Thomas Bleha based on his project “The Role of the U.S. and Japanese Governments in the Development of the Internet.”
How did the United States, the global Internet leader in 2000, plummet to the middle tier of advanced nations in just eight years? How did Japan, which lagged well behind at century’s end, soon overtake the United States and join the top rank of Internet leaders? And what would it take for the United States to rejoin the Internet leadership circle? These are some of the vital questions explored in Thomas Bleha’s timely study, “Overtaken on the Information Superhighway.” At stake for America are increased productivity, economic growth, and jobs; better solutions to the nation’s pressing problems; cutting edge innovation; and an improved quality of life for all of its citizens. This book charts the way forward.