ERIC Number: ED368373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A National Information Network: Changing Our Lives in the 21st Century. 1992 Annual Review of the Institute for Information Studies.
Aspen Inst., Queenstown, MD.; Northern Telecom, Inc., Nashville, TN.
In a workshop held by the National Research Council through their Board on Telecommunications and Computer Applications, the participants determined that the earlier vision of affordable telephone service for all, already fundamentally achieved in the United States, can be extended to a new national policy of affordable information for all. This new policy can be achieved through networking the systems of business, education, and knowledge. The anticipated benefits of an information communications infrastructure linking people with information, services, and knowledge in any place at any time are enormous as are the challenges of developing and managing such a system. The authors of these papers discuss the benefits, disadvantages, and issues of this topic. Following the"Foreword" (Roy Merrills) and "Introduction" (Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.), the following papers are included: "What the Coming Telecommunications Infrastructure Could Mean to Our Family" (Francis D. Fisher); "Investing in the Telecommunications Infrastructure: Economics and Policy Considerations" (Bruce L. Egan and Steven S. Wildman); "Telecommunications Infrastructure and U.S. International Competitiveness" (Jonathan Aronson); "Educational Telecommunications Infrastructure: Ferment, Flux, and Fragmentation" (Donald J. Stedman and Louis A. Bransford); "Realizing the Business Value of National Communications Infrastructure" (Robert J. Benson); and "Telecommunications Technology and Infrastructure" (Marvin A. Sirbu). (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Information Technology, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information), Yearbooks
Aspen Institute Publications Office, Wye Center, P.O. Box 222, Queenstown, MD 21658.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst., Queenstown, MD.; Northern Telecom, Inc., Nashville, TN.