Cover image for Blue sky : dreams and imagination in creating 21st century communication technology
Blue sky : dreams and imagination in creating 21st century communication technology
Marsh, Julia A.
Publication Information:
Commack, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
viii, 158 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Hybrid fiber/coax: a solution for broadband information services / ISDN in the United States / Wireless: a new world of possibilities / Impact of internet traffic on public telephone networks / Rural telecommunications: from market failure to market opportunities / A call to action: a national technology roadmap for telecommunications / Evolution of the interactive broadband server / If we build it, will it pay? / Positioning the electric utility to build information infrastructure / If competition won't build the NII utility partnerships will

Fiber antics: practical lessons in building a municipal fiber optic network / Building community information infrastructure / Impending failure of alternate delivery systems / Anytime, anywhere communication: a societal/cultural perspective / Telecommunications and the location of work / Passive audience for interactive technology / Geosynchronous satellites at 14 miles altitude? / Virtual worlds commerce / Going forward: assessing a technology from a business perspective
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TK5101 .B58 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

On Order



The purpose of this book is to explore a range of ideas that have the potential to lead to future paradigm shifts. We know that technology is evolving at a rapid pace, but it is almost impossible to predict the exact direction from which the next paradigm will emerge. The book represents eighteen ideas that could result in paradigm shifts. The only criterion for inclusion in this book is that the idea has to represent a significant departure from the norm in exploring a new technology or application. The next generation of paradigm shifts in communication technology is going to start as 'blue sky' ideas, evolving dreams into reality.