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Don Tapscott - Twelve Themes of the New Economy - 1996

Don Tapscott has written about the impact of digital networking on our economy. In The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (1995) and in a more recent book, Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation (1998), he forecasts the coming influence of the demographic of wired kids born since 1978. The key technology is the I-way:

Just as the highway system and electrical power grid were the infrastructure for the industrialist economy, so our information networks will be highways for the new economy. - Don Tapscott

The Twelve Themes of the New Economy (1996)

At the heart of Tapscott's analysis are twelve themes which differentiate the new economy from the old:

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