Revolution in the U.S. Information Infrastructure

Revolution in the U.S. Information Infrastructure

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While societies have always had information infrastructures, the power and reach of today's information technologies offer opportunities to transform work and family lives in an unprecedented fashion. This volume, a collection of six papers presented at the 1994 National Academy of Engineering Meeting Technical Session, presents a range of views on the subject of the revolution in the U.S. information infrastructure. The papers cover a variety of current issues including an overview of the technological developments driving the evolution of information infrastructures and where they will lead; the development of the Internet, particularly the government's role in its evolution; the impact of regulatory reform and antitrust enforcement on the telecommunications revolution; and perspectives from the computer, wireless, and satellite communications industries.products and services with ever-shorter delivery intervals. In addition, an increasing demand exists for the customization of products to ever-smaller buying units. Thus, in contrast to the traditional Raamp;D approach, we must pursue concurrent engineering, together with the important integration function of deciding and planning precisely what to do before we build anything. Instead of talking to the customer after we complete a project, we do so before starting, because the customer isanbsp;...

Title:Revolution in the U.S. Information Infrastructure
Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1995-06-09

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