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ERIC Number: ED057625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 51
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Computer Communications, Cooperation or Confusion; A Communications Conference at San Jose State College.
San Jose State Coll., CA.
The papers from a conference on computer communication networks are divided into five groups--trends, applications, problems and impairments, solutions and tools, impact on society and education. The impact of such developing technologies as cable television, the "wired nation," the telephone industry, and analog data storage is projected. Various applications of communications networks are described; among them are a national biomedical network, an air traffic control system, and a modernization of the U.S. Postal Service. Some of the problems caused by costs, time-sharing, voice grade communications and other technical considerations are examined. The solutions to some difficult technical problems are offered. The effect on society of increased communication between computers is discussed with particular emphasis on the rights of the individual to privacy and confidential information. (JY)
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Authoring Institution: San Jose State Coll., CA.