ERIC Number: ED056522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Television Software for Cable Television Application.
Stetten, Kenneth J.
If the scope of current cable television (CATV) content could be broadened to include interactive television services, it is conceivable that these new services would provide reasonable substitutes for the interactive communications that people miss when their surroundings change from a small community to a large urban community, and would thus reduce the individual social and political alienation caused by the one-way nature of our dialogue with society. A Time-Shared, Interactive, Computer-Controlled, Information Television (TICCIT) system, briefly described in the appendix to this paper, could reduce this alienation by providing interactive access to individualized instruction through television, community information, participation in the decision-making process, political information, protective information, job information, social care, social services information, private social conversation through Picturephone, news and mail, companionship, shopping, and gambling. (Author/SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.
Note: Paper presented at a press conference on the Time-Shared, Interactive Computer-Controlled Information Television system