The Videodisc Revolution

Sebestyen, I. (1982). The Videodisc Revolution. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-82-027. Reprinted from Electronic Publishing Review, 2(1) [1982].

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This report attempts to make a comprehensive analysis of present and future videodisc technologies and a thorough examination of the impacts of this technology on different information application classes and on other media. First the basic principles of this new technology are described. This is followed by a summary of some major hardware and software functions of such systems. In the subsequent chapter, the extremely broad range of videodisc applications is dealt with. In the final summarizing chapter some conclusions are drawn pointing to the vast potential of this new technology, which, according to the author, could lead to a new revolution in the information and entertainment industry.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Electronic Publishing Review; 2(1) [1982]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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