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The three faces of computer networks

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This special issue of COMPUTER explores computer networks — their technology, politics, and management. A computer network is an interconnected set of dependent or independent computer systems which communicate with each other in order to share certain resources such as programs or data — and/or for load sharing and reliability reasons. Rapid growth in the number of computers and the availability of broadband communications facilities makes computer networks feasible, and perhaps economically desirable.

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Computer  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 8 )