response, hundreds of data bases have been created and added to the network along with the original telephone directory services.
While no one in this business, no one engaged in providing information services, is suggesting that information will displace industrial activities as the major economic activity in the global economy, it is clear that information services do contribute to and enhance all aspects of industrial life, and in so doing they generate wealth.
Information leverages materials, labor, and capital. By so doing, it offers a competitive challenge to every business. It is not surprising that a bandwagon is forming that will, in the 1990s, extend the reach and power of information into the far reaches of our economy and the economies of the rest of the world.