[Discuss] Material vs Information Economy

Tom Igoe tom.igoe at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 11:35:11 UTC 2017

I think you need to be more specific on that “etc” to get good numbers. For example, is energy hardware or software? Because it’s pretty big.


> On Feb 8, 2017, at 9:37 PM, Marcin Jakubowski <marcin at opensourceecology.org> wrote:
> Friends,
> I'm researching the size of the hardware vs software economy. What is the latest on the size of the hardware economy (materials, housing, industry, ag etc) compared to the information economy (software, information services, education, etc)?
> I heard somewhere that the hardware economy is 80% of the economy. Can anyone point me to sources?
> Thanks,
> Marcin
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