Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Telecomputing touches masses

Telemedicine. Distance learning. Telecommuting. It’s a fact: Most of the new terms used to describe the brave new world of telecommunications focus on the interests and activities of professionals — e.g., physicians, teachers, knowledge workers. The ordinary consumer, one might think, has been left out of the “transition from pots to pans” — i.e., from…

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Media don’t give it to us straight

National media practices and the conduct of journalists are in the limelight again. Example: A new study by the non-profit Center for Media and Public Affairs shows that the campaign news reports of the three major networks on the GOP primary season from January 1 to March 4 devoted more than five times more airtime…

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Alexander’s big-tme hand

More than 300 Colorado Republican activists met here last weekend for their annual “leadership conference.” The agenda: To examine the implications of the new Republican majority in Congress and ways to improve the Party’s performance in Colorado, where Democrats have just-renewed their four-year lease on the governor’s mansion, their home since 1974. Activists also traded…

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Superhighway to tomorrow

Like May 25, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy laid out his vision of sending an American to the moon and bringing him back again, May 17, 1993, will be a major milestone in the history of what author George Gilder calls the telecosm. Reason: that was the day that two of America’s largest corporations…

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Cynicism grips Mexico’s people

Amid increasing concern about growth, pollution and gridlock in many cities and towns in the Sunbelt and Mountain West, some people see advanced telecomputing technologies as part of the solution. Reason: Telecom advocates believe telecomputing will reduce the demand for travel as digital traffic on the national information infrastructure (NII) replaces, air, truck and other…

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U.S. on the Edge of Telerevolution

The French call it telematique. We call it telecomputing or telematics. Whatever you call it, the marriage of computers and communications is changing the way we work, the way we live and the way we compete with others around the world. Throughout history, competitive advantage among cities and states has been shaped by technology and…

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High-tech TV presses role of weekly news magazines

Technology has a way of touching everything we do – even what we choose to read. For example, the advent of television news in the late 1950s did in the old Lifemagazine. Now television coverage of the gulf war is cutting into the heart of the niche occupied by Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report: spectacular color…

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