ERIC Number: ED051867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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A Study of Trends in the Demand for Information Transfer. Final Report.
Hough, R. W.; And Others
The scope of the research reported here is summarized as follows: (1) consider items of information that could conceivably be transmitted electrically or electronically, (2) concentrate on domestic U.S. rather than international traffic, (3) concentrate on point-to-point service, (4) consider data collection and broadcasting services only as they affect point-to-point service and (5) consider all forms of information transfer subject only to the constraint that the information must be transformable into electrical signals. The method used to analyze trends in demand for future communications include: (1) assemble, from the literature and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) files, a list of existing or potential information transfer services; (2) select sample services from the list that are of particular interest and (3) for each of the selected services, determine a projection variable that bares some relationship to the amount of information transferred. The major findings concern the maximum amount of electrical or electronic information transfer that might reasonably be expected in the categories of: voice; video; record, data, and private wire; and written. Appendix A is the list of approximately 400 potential information transfer services compiled for the study. Appendix B is a discussion of two proposed satellite mail systems. (NH)
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffet Field, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.