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ERIC Number: ED044119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 35
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Data Communications - A Continuing Evolution.
Asten, Kenneth J.
In order to build a framework in which to discuss the evolution of data communications, the three main components of a basic data transmission system (source, medium and data sink) are considered to see what has happened in each area since 1960. This somewhat oversimplified basic approach is taken in order to avoid the confusing terminology and jargon which seem to haunt this field. The source can be any data source, including a computer system, which is transmitting data through a medium to a data sink. The medium is everything between the source and sink. The sink is often assumed to be a computer system but this is not necessarily true, since it can be a paper tape, punched cards or a central processor. The evolution of each of these three basic elements within the 10-year time frame is discussed in detail in the most elementary terms and graphically shown by figures and diagrams. A short glossary of data communications terminology is appended. (NH)
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Note: Presented at the Association for Systems Management, International Systems Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 18-19, 1970