Cornell Univ. 1973, Praeger Publishers NY 1974; 242 pages, some diagrams, index, appendices.
Condition: Very Good green cloth hardcover, titles in silver on cover and spine; ex-university library label on lower spine, pocket and labels inside rear cover; the binding is tight, pages clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1970's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Cryptanalysis, Cryptology, Computer Security, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Miscellaneous, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item DescriptionSections include References at ends; overview of Technology Assessment; Basics of Video Telephony; The many Forms of Video Telephones; The Competing and Complementing Technologies (keyboards, facsimile, two-way cable television, electronic video recording);
The Video Telephone of the Future; Development of Related and Supporting Technologies -- imaging devices, display devices, bandwidth compression techniques, fiber optic waveguides, switching, satellites, computer memory etc; Institutional and Regulatory Setting -- early days of telephony, telephone industry in 1970s, interconnection, new data transmission common carriers, etc; Impact of the Video Telephone -- Human response to video telephones - privacy, distortion of face-to-face, discrimination, etc;
Structure and Location of Organizations; Substitution of Communication for Transportation; Video Telephones, energy utilization and the environment; Video Telephones and the Deaf; Medical Applications and Impacts; Impacts in Education; some economic considerations; Legal and Regulatory issues; International Consequences, more.