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Issue 6 • Date 16 Nov 1995

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  • The paperless book

    Publication Year: 1995
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    If the electronic book is ever to become a reality, there are countless technical hurdles to leap. One of the first problems, however, is to work out exactly what the end product should be. The author suggests that what is needed is an object that can be carried anywhere, and will allow the user to read any book in his/her collection wherever they are. This immediately places limits on size, weight and power requirements, and demands on the storage capacity of the `ebook'. These limiting factors are briefly discussed. The author then discusses the type of features such an ebook should have, with particular emphasis on the technical aspects from the user's and publisher's points of view View full abstract»

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  • index-volume 41

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Winning major business

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Systems engineering for better engineering

    Publication Year: 1995
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    The complexities of today's products and the techniques needed to make them have made systems engineering methods essential to effective competition. The author discusses the rise of Japanese industry and how it overtook the West by using a systems engineering approach. In systems engineering. an uncoordinated, piecemeal enterprise is replaced by a coordinated approach taking a total view of the common system purpose, so that the separate elements are subsumed in the identity of the whole system with its overall measures of performance. The ability of the Japanese to make products of high quality, low cost and strong consumer appeal is based on the application of many methodologies and technologies within a systems engineering approach. The whole activity is supported by the relentless use of kaizen-continuous improvement against benchmark measures of performance. The author discusses some of these processes and looks at the concepts of the business as a system and the product as a system View full abstract»

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  • A class act: the rise of object-oriented technology

    Publication Year: 1995
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    Too much software development seems trapped in a pre-industrial age, bereft of the productivity gains of standard components and standard designs. Object-oriented technology promises to end such failings forever. The author briefly discusses the origins of object oriented software and how it works. Objects communicating via messages form the basis of object-oriented technology (OOT). However, the real power of OOT only becomes apparent when these basic concepts are combined with the rather more subtle ideas of class, hierarchy inheritance and polymorphism. The author discusses these concepts and the impact of OOT on computer programming View full abstract»

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  • New lamps for old: the story of electric lighting

    Publication Year: 1995
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    Of all the products of electrical technology, none has made a more profound difference to our way of life than the humble light bulb. The author describes the history of the light bulb from the time it was introduced and started to replace gas lamps to the present day. In particular the author discusses the early developments in arc lighting and incandescent filament lamps. The author also discusses the introduction of mercury vapour lamps, fluorescent lamps, and evacuation of the lamps View full abstract»

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  • Radio-frequency and ELF electromagnetic energies [book reviews]

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • An inventor in the Garden of Eden

    Publication Year: 1995
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