Overview for The Long Revolution: The Birth and Growth of India’s IT Industry
This is the tale of a great transformation-how a country that exported spices and gems became a frontrunner in the knowledge-based sector and turned into the favoured investment destination for American technology giants. The IT revolution is seen as the 'miracle' of the new millennium: there are myths and hype; claims and counter-claims. This book is an attempt to set the record straight. A detailed and meticulously researched account of the computing and information technology industry spanning half-a-century, the book discusses the genesis of computers in India; how the initial IBM monopoly was broken; how the innovative use of communication technologies turned pigmy software of firms into billion dollar companies; the role of liberalisation in the IT revolution; and finally, whether this miracle can be sustained in the future.
Dinesh C Sharma (Author)
Dinesh C. Sharma has reported on science, technology and environment for the national and international media since 1984. His articles have appeared in The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Lancet and online editions of The New York Times and Business Week. In 2007, he joined Mail Today as science editor.