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Entrepreneurial Capitalism and Innovation:
A History of Computer Communications 1968-1988
By James Pelkey

Entrepreneurial Capitalism & Innovation:
History of Computer Communications
1968 -1988
By James Pelkey

This history is organized by three co-evolving market sectors and also standards making.
An overview of the schema is presented in the Introduction.

Ch. 1: Emergence
Ch. 3: Competition
Ch. 5: Market Order
Ch. 11: Adaptation

Ch. 2: Vision
Ch. 4: Arpanet
Ch. 6: Diffusion
Ch. 7: Emergence
Ch 8: Completion
Ch. 10: Market Order

Ch. 9: Creation

Ch. 12: Emergence



Chapter 11
Data Communications: WANs 1979-1986
Data Networks Become Wide Area Network


11.24     Data Communication: Wide Area Networks 1985-1988

The combination of market forces channeling firm actions and firm actions giving rise to market dynamics can be clearly read in the above excerpts from reports by market experts. For those Data Communication firms that did not respond to the needs of large corporate customers for both more sophisticated network switches and “one stop shopping,” their futures seemed dim, as if they would not be one of those to pass through the “narrowing neck of the funnel.” But mostly, the years ahead will be the tale of those who could execute and those who did not.

11.25     Digital Communication Associates
11.26     Network Equipment Technologies
11.27     Codex
11.28     Micom
11.29     Timeplex
11.30     Other Data Communication Firms