The ubiquitous interactive device is here, and it is the PC. While telephone companies and cable companies have focused on television and telephone, the consumer PC market has gained momentum. PCs will be in a majority of homes by the end of the decade. The Internet will provide for an open information environment. Government should understand and facilitate these trends. The computer industry has to play an active role in this process.
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"Role of the PC in Emerging Information Infrastructures."
The Unpredictable Certainty: White Papers.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1997.
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