Accession Number:

AD0673333

Title:

COMPUTER SOFTWARE: THE EVOLUTION WITHIN THE REVOLUTION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The cost of developing and maintaining the software for current computers has approached, perhaps exceeded, the cost of developing, manufacturing, and maintaining the hardware on which that software runs. Within the ranks of computer users, we are beginning to hear rumblings that manufacturers should price all of their software separately. Then the customer can go down the price list and pick out -- and pay for -- only the items he needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE