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Research Focus Group Talk: US Policymaking and the Promises of Technology in the 1990s’ “New Economy”

4080 HSSB HSSB UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

On April 5th, 2000, President William Clinton stepped to the microphone at the White House Conference on the New Economy and told those gathered that the United States was experiencing “an economic transformation as profound as that that led us into the industrial revolution.” The 1990s was a heady moment for chatter about technological change, especially around personal computers and the Internet. Microsoft CEO Bill Gates predicted Business @ the Speed of Thought, as one ...