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Japanese electronics: a worm's-eye view of its evolution

Author: Kikuchi, Makoto Publisher: Simul Press, 1983.Language: EnglishDescription: 208 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 21 cm.ISBN: 4377505912Other Title: Nihon no erekutoronikusu Type of document: BookNote: Translation of: Nihon no erekutoronikusu
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Book Doriot Library
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Print HC2000 .E5 K55 1983
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Translation of: Nihon no erekutoronikusu

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Japanese Electronics
A Worm's Eye View
of Its Evolution
Contents
Preface
Chapter I All Eyes on Japan
1. At a Spanish Television Station3
2. The Next Lead Runner?9
3. The Path of Progress13
Chapter II The Age of Learning
1. Transistor Shock19
2. Shadows of a Past Age28
3. M.I.T.35
4. Endless Surprises42
5. A Meeting with W. B. Shockley48
6. Leaving Time, Harvest Time55
7. Function, Humor, and . . .61
8. The Confident and74 Condescending Teacher
Chapter III The Catch-Up Days
1. Converging Levels83
2. "How Did They Do It So Fast?"90
3. Leg Muscles and Willpower95
4. Taxing the Pioneers102
5. When Technology Matures112
6. The Harvest of the Catch-Up Days118
Chapter IV Melancholia Americana
1. The Price of Maturity125
2. The Power of the Word131
3. "Future System" Fever135
4. Inscrutable Japan139
5. Amplifying Dissonance145
6. Illusory Japan149
7. The Dawn of American Modesty156
Chapter VThe New Age:
Beyond Adaptive Creativity
1. The Colors of Technology165 and Imagination
2. Intelligence and Evolution175
3. What Is Japanese Creativity?181
4. Three Japanese Characteristics187
5. History in Culture196
Epilogue Phenomena and Nature207

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