IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 8 • Aug. 1989

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  • The heritage of telegraphy

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):12 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The history of telegraphy is presented. Optical telegraphy and other precursors to Samuel Morse's invention are described. Morse's concept and the first experimental line are discussed. The building of the international network is examined, covering capital, the design and installation of outside plant, business competition and technical rivalries, relationships with the railroads and the press, t... View full abstract»

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  • US domestic telecommunications policy in the next five years

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):19 - 23
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    The author examines the impact of changing technology and the changing marketplace on the telecommunications industry. He points out that telecommunications policy must permit the industry to respond quickly to these changes. He sets forth what he believes are the principles that govern this policy area and gives some examples of their applications.<> View full abstract»

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  • Funding the future telecommunications infrastructure

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The author develops the thesis that the logical system for information transport is the existing telecommunications network. He discusses changes in technology and the marketplace and the importance of the telecommunications infrastructure. He considers who will meet future customer needs and when. He examines three alternatives for funding the future telecommunications infrastructure: the continu... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer adoption of new communication technologies

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):28 - 32
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    Lessons from the introduction of earlier technologies are discussed. The growth and decline of earlier technologies are examined, and an attempt is made to identify underlying patterns that contributed to success or failure. Some of the broader social patterns that accompanied their introduction are reviewed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Software is the glue in large systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):33 - 36
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    The author presents a brief history of computation, computers, and the emergence of software as the dominant factor in large systems. He discusses the increase in software cost and complexity and examines the reasons why the latter creates problems. He focuses on the complexity of the tasks to which computers are applied as compared to their original function of computation.<> View full abstract»

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