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A Billion Dollar Supercomputer Boondoggle?

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Publication Date: November 1989

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Bryan T. Johnson

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Science and technology (Computer science and information technology)

Keywords: Science

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The Office of Science and Technology Policy urges creation of a "government-business" partnership to develop a system of powerful new hardware and larger storage capacity, and the software to run the system. Such a government-sponsored network would be a costly mistake.