Most neologisms and coined phrases used to describe new technology rapidly become worn out by overuse and media hype. Though the phrase digital convergence
is not all that new (it has been in use for more than a decade), it is still unfamiliar to many ears. Digital convergence
refers to the "intersection of computers, communications, and consumer electronics." Using a television to search the Internet is but one example. This convergence has major economic, legal, and managerial implications for many companies. Recognizing this, the Harvard Business School hosted a colloquium in the fall of 1994 called "Colliding Worlds: The Convergence of Computers, Telecommunications, and Consumer Electronics." Edited by Yoffie, a professor of international business administration at Harvard, this book is a collection of papers presented at that meeting. One major focus of the presenters is the evolution of the computer industry in light of this convergence. David Rouse
About the Author
David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School.