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ERIC Number: ED411827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Media Publishing.
Ritchie, Ian
The media industry is the fastest growing business in the world today; additional leisure time, coupled with increasingly global distribution, has created large international markets for information and entertainment. The United Kingdom is relatively strong in the three main areas concerned with new media publishing: information technology, telecommunications, and publishing. This paper reports on the state of publishing in several fields: corporate publishing; news and periodical publishing; scientific, technical and medical publishing; teletext and videotext; CD-ROM; and platform games. The paper concludes that the next decade will see development and convergence in all of these markets, which will be based around three distinct areas where emerging technologies will offer a dramatic improvement over current systems: (1) high bandwidth, low-cost communications channels; (2) low-cost, high-performance terminals (so-called Network Computers); and (3) easy methods of collecting payments, including small quantities of payments. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom