Idea Economy 2011
Luncheon Presentation by Professor Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University
The publishing industry has changed dramatically ever since the Internet went commercial. As with other technology revolutions, the future has proved hard to predict, and the disruptions to established ways of doing business have been accompanied by exciting opportunities for the nimble. Who, if anyone, is going to make money in publishing, now that books and other texts can be published everywhere in the world without being printed anywhere? What will publishing, distribution and preservation look like? More generally, how will the digital revolution impact society in Asia?
Harry Lewis is the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University's School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. A member of the Harvard faculty since 1974 and former Dean of Harvard College, he is the author of numerous books and articles on various aspects of information technology. He is co-author of Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty and Happiness After the Digital Explosion, which explains the origins and public consequences of the explosion of digital information. A translation into Chinese is due to appear in late 2010. Professor Lewis received his undergraduate and PhD degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard University.
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