Information Technologies and Social Transformation

Information Technologies and Social Transformation

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This collection of papers by scholars of technology and society, based on a National Academy of Engineering symposium, explores the process of mutual adjustment between information technologies and social institutions. The topics addressed include recent developments and likely futures in information technology, comparison of information technology to historical developments in other technologies, and the interaction of information technology with businesses, homes, property rights in information, and various hierarchies of social organization.Projection TV and other large-screen displays are improving in quality but remain limited in consumer appeal by the low ... The prerecorded tape rental business has grown as rapidly as VCR sales, giving VCR owners an even wider range of program choices. ... Videodisk players may make a comeback in the home, despite RCAa#39;s wellpublicized exit from the business after losses of nearly $600 million.

Title:Information Technologies and Social Transformation
Author:National Academy of Engineering
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1985-01-01


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