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The gains from computer communication
Nov. 1986 (vol. 12 no. 11)
pp. 1049-1055
Hisao Kameda, Department of Computer Science, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182, Japan
The effects of providing communication channels among computer systems located at different sites are studied. It is shown that the maximum utility at every site with computer communication can be greater (or at least not less) than that without communication; this can be achieved in such a way that, with communication, each computer system is more specialized in processing transactions of the types in which the system has comparative advantage and mutually exchanges the processed transactions through communication channels; the utility here is assumed to depend on performance. It is shown, however, that growth in computing resources at a site toward a higher degree of specialization may sometimes lead to a decrease in the maximum utility at the site. These results seem quite analogous to some results of international economics.
Index Terms:
Computers,Exchange rates,Communities,Production,Communication channels,Computer networks,utility,Comparative advantage,computer communication,computer network,computer system performance,immiserizing growth,processing capacity,processing rate,specialization,transaction exchanging
Citation:
Hisao Kameda, "The gains from computer communication," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 1049-1055, Nov. 1986, doi:10.1109/TSE.1986.6312994
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