ERIC Number: ED057598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Your Personal Genie in the Cable.
Schlafly, Hubert J.
The technology necessary for the use of cable television (TV) has been invented; it simply must be put to use. By the 1970's, cable TV should be commonplace in this country. Its rapid growth was caused in part by its appearance at a time of explosive expansion of related technologies like data theory and computer design. The coaxial cable system works via a copper wire totally enclosed by a metallic shield. Different signals can be sent down the wire at the same time on different frequencies. The cable system can accommodate different kinds of carriers, like a television signal or audio, and be used for many purposes, including entertainment, education, and commercial services. Signals may also be transmitted out from the home to a central processing facility. Homes may use the cable to buy things, to notify police or firemen, or to get instructions for use of various services. The technology exists and should be used now. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TelePrompTer Corp., New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the White House Conference on Aging, Washington, D.C., November 30, 1971.