Bill C. en kornuiten gaan de Amerikaanse export beperkingen voor super computers aanpassen. Die beperkingen waren nogal lullig voor o.a. Sony, omdat de nieuwe PSX2 onder deze regeling als een 'super computer' zou worden gezien. Hier heb je de info van GA-Source:
Faced with video games that pack more computing power than supercomputers did a few years ago, the Clinton administration said Thursday it will ease restrictions on the types of technology U.S. companies can export to nations like India, China and Russia.
Bowing to the wishes of manufacturers, the administration relaxed a series of export limits. Unless Congress takes action to block the changes, most will take effect within about six months.
Had the export limits not been raised, non-U.S. computer vendors were poised to grab business totaling $4 billion over the next four years, White House officials said. The rules also would have begun to apply to a host of consumer products like the upcoming Sony Playstation II video game machine. ``If the president had not taken this step, this Playstation, which will be available at the holiday season this year, would be controlled,'' said Secretary of Commerce William Daley, holding up the purple, plastic machine at a White House press briefing.