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Upgrading, catching up, and shooting for par [PC market economics]

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S. Greenstein ; Illinois Univ., Champaign, IL

In general it is not odd for buyer and seller to have different perspectives. Indeed, ever since PCs migrated from the hobbyist community into the business community, such a difference has existed in the PC market. Buyers and sellers are not playing on the same course. Why does this matter? Because most PC engineers I know do not talk to their biggest customers-business managers. As a result, most PC engineers do not understand how their biggest customers think on the most basic level. These problems illustrate a more general economic phenomenon that goes to the heart of how computer technology spreads in the US economy

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IEEE Micro  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 3 )