The global economy is in the midst of an information revolution as significant as the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. The World Bank estimates the size of the 1994 global information sector* at $1,425 billion. Take a look at one part of this sector—personal computers and the rapidly expanding use of the Internet.

*Includes telecommunications services and equipment; computer software, services and equipment; radio and television broadcasting and equipment; and audiovisual entertainment.

Sources: World Bank: World Development Indicators 1997, International Telecommunication Union

By Robert Dorrell and Dita Smith—The Washington Post

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