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Issue 10 • Date October 1975

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 0
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  • Guest Editorial: Social Implications of Telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1009 - 1011
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  • "Open Planning" for Telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1058 - 1064
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    Changes are occurring in the traditional philosophy and organization of public utilities to cope with planning for increasing social complexity, and to accommodate growing community aspirations for an active voice in decision making. The concept of open planning, with community participation, is examined against a range of decision areas relevant to telecommunications development. Some models for ... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 0
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  • Congressional--Constituent Telecommunication: The Potential and Limitations of Emergent Channels

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1134 - 1142
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    The study reported here undertakes an exploratory inquiry into the potential use of selected emergent telecommunication channels for communication between congressmen and their constituents. The potential and limitations of each channel are identified through interviews with a stratified judgment sample of U. S. Representatives and senior staff from the 93rd Congress. The interview data then form ... View full abstract»

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  • The Social Impact of Interactive Television

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1156 - 1163
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    This paper forecasts a wide range of economic, social, political, legal, and institutional changes that will occur in the next several decades when interactive television is widely applied throughout society. A time-budget analysis is included which projects in quantitative terms how interactive television will alter the amounts of time that citizens devote to various work, home, and leisure activ... View full abstract»

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  • The Conceptual Framework of Information Economics

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1028 - 1040
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    Information economics is a new system of economics, overriding the classical school of economics, and at the same time it is a future economics. Three basic concepts of economics constitute the framework of information economics. The first of them is the spirit of giobalism-the ideas of spaceship, quality of time, and coexistentialism. The second is information productivity. The development of com... View full abstract»

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  • The Third Revolution, Politics, and the Prospect for an Open Society

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1019 - 1028
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    This paper first attempts to characterize information technology as a political resource. How and in what respect, for example, does information technology compare in nature and significance to energy and other industrial capacities? What are the key differences, from the standpoint of politics? The paper then goes on to identify and assess a few particular impacts this technology is having and is... View full abstract»

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  • Facilitating Organizational Decentralization Through Teleconferencing

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1098 - 1104
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    The New Rural Society (NRS) Project is determining how communications technology can be used to improve living conditions in rural areas. An important part of this research is concerned with encouraging the creation of employment in such areas. In conjunction with this objective, NRS has conducted a series of experiments leading to the development and field test of a teleconferencing system which ... View full abstract»

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  • Review of the Impact of Telecommunications Substitutes for Travel

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1089 - 1098
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    This paper is a review of research and applications on the subject of telecommunications as a substitute for travel over the last few years. With the increased emphasis on methods to conserve energy, a great deal of attention has been put on increasing the use of telecommunications. A summary is made of those modes of travel that are susceptible to substitution followed by a description of selecte... View full abstract»

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  • The Application of Telecommunications to City Services

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1080 - 1084
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    In June 1971, the Committee on Telecommunications, National Academy of Engineering produced a report "Communications Technology for Urban Improvement" containing some twenty specific ideas on the use of telecommunications-information technologies to improve living conditions in U. S. cities. The suggestions covered such urban applications as citizen-local government interaction, education, health ... View full abstract»

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  • The Social Impacts of Electronic Funds Transfer

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1148 - 1155
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    The contents of this paper represent selected elements of a technology assessment, carried out by Arthur D. Little, Inc., for the National Science Foundation, of electronics funds transfer (EFT). After a brief placement of EFT into historical perspective, the paper describes what EFT is and what it does. Some EFT experiments and their results are discussed. A section on a spectrum of means by whic... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunication Planning for Rural Development

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1177 - 1185
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    The major premise of this paper is that telecommunication services can play Important roles in rural development. The authors argue that the implementation of a telecommunication infrastructure should be a high priority for development planners. An analysis is presented of the application of telecommunication in rural economic development, sociopolitical organization, and the extension of basic so... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications and Organizational Decentralization

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1142 - 1147
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    In recent years, several phenomena have caused significant pressures on the traditional, centralized urban structure. These phenomena include urban sprawl, separation of business and residential areas and concomitant dependence on transportation, the absence of effective or widespread mass transit, and declining oil reserves with rising energy costs. These conditions have made decentralization mor... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications Developments in the United Kingdom and Their Social Implications

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1071 - 1079
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    Advances in the technology and organization of telecommunication systems now taking place in the United Kingdom, in common with other highly industrialized countries, will significantly affect the future of telecommunications. Typical of these are new and large information handling capacity transmission media of very wide bandwidth such as waveguides and optical fibers exploiting pulsecode modulat... View full abstract»

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  • An Assessment Methodology for Evaluating Communications Innovations

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1045 - 1054
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    There has never been any shortage of ideas in the communications industry, only a problem of which to choose and which to reject. Building upon the thesis that to the extent a current innovation replicates the effects that past great innovations had on their host societies, an assessment tool is developed to aid in the design and decision processes. Three characterizations and two constraints are ... View full abstract»

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  • Social Aspects of Communication

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1012 - 1018
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    Communication services arise as a response to social needs, including personal interaction, collective behavior, learning and socialization, and organized communication. These are met by an increasingly varied range of biosocial and man-machine processes. By the year 2000, it is possible that 20 or more such processes will be in widespread use. The planning and provision of services in response to... View full abstract»

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  • The Social Implications of Health Care Communication Systems

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1085 - 1088
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    This paper discusses some of the changes that might take place in this nation's health care system with the advent of national health insurance. These changes include structural reforms, planning and regulation, and the introduction of quality assurance mechanisms. The paper argues that a health care system will evolve that is both aggregated and regulated; and it foresees that computer and commun... View full abstract»

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  • A Preliminary Evaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Systems for the Delivery of Primary Health Care to Remote Areas

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1119 - 1126
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    Adequate health-care facilities are seldom available to persons physically remote from population centers. One method of relieving part of the problem is to provide facilities for diagnosing medical problems remotely via some form of communications technology. With this in mind, an experiment was conducted to compare the efficiency and effectiveness of two-way communication systemscolor television... View full abstract»

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  • Potential Impacts of the Video Telephone

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1172 - 1176
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    The current status of video telephone technology is reviewed briefly, and the form of the video telephone of the future is projected. Likely impacts of these future devices are then described and assessed. The impacts considered are: influences on personal behavior; delivery of medical care; increased communication among the deaf; expanded educational opportunities; changes in the structure of org... View full abstract»

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  • Communicating by Recorded Information--A Need for Changing Technology

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1065 - 1070
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    If one examines the need for the recording of information, it will emerge that for some classes of information it is essential that it be recorded, whereas for others, it seems only a matter of convenience, convention, or habit. The implications of this statement are discussed in this paper with the aim of determining whether a need exists for changing the present technology of recording informati... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic "Town Meetings": Two Experiments in Participatory Technology

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1126 - 1133
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    Two experimental "electronic town hall" meetings were carried out to test the potential of cable television technology as a means of expanding democratic participation, particularly in populous, impersonal urban settings. On the basis of a statistical analysis of questionnaire responses, participants perceived the electronic town meetings as being, overall, highly enjoyable, an effective means of ... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of Cable Television on Education

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1164 - 1171
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    We discuss the impact of an evolving cable television technology on educational practice. The possible performance levels of a broad-band cable system, the quality of televised instruction, and the demands televised instruction would place on cable capacity are outlined. Social factors affecting individual preference and institutional resistance to cable education are considered. View full abstract»

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  • Communication and Telecommunication

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1040 - 1045
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    In this paper we discuss the question of whether telecommunication experts are also experts in communication. Reviewing their profile of interest and their formal theories we are led to a rather negative conclusion. Further analysis shows that the knowledge of communication is rather inadequate anyhow: a long list of open questions can be presented. To find out more about these areas we find ourse... View full abstract»

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  • Using Discretionary Telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1975 , Page(s): 1054 - 1058
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    The network telephone and broadcast video communications that blanket the nation are being exploited broadly for social purposes. Continuing technical effort can help reduce the cost and increase the flexibility of existing systems, thus making them even more attractive for such applications as improving education, increasing productivity, and delivering health care. Advances in technology can pro... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Communications focuses on all telecommunications including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television by electromagnetic propagation.

 

 

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Robert Schober
University of British Columbia