The Information Superhighway and Private Households

Case Studies of Business Impacts

  • Walter Brenner
  • Lutz Kolbe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-24
    2. In-home Infrastructures

    3. Out-of-home Infrastructures

  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-87
    2. David G. J. Fanshawe
      Pages 125-137
    3. Heribert Popp, Stephan Thesmann, Peter Mertens
      Pages 149-160
    4. Jonne R. M. van der Drift, Luc Stakenborg
      Pages 161-172
    5. Winnie Forster, Torsten Oppermann
      Pages 183-194
    6. Friedrich-Carl Wachs, Johann-Reinhardt Wachs
      Pages 195-200
    7. Claus Sattler, Niels Klußmann
      Pages 201-213
  5. Current Projects

  6. Impacts and Implications

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 419-427

About these proceedings


The use of information technology in the private household for consumers gains in importance. A whole new world of computerized home applications is already in place or under development. The market potential for the future will arise from the fact that information technology influences all parts of our private life as the discussion on Information Superhighways, the Information Society, Video-on-Demand, Smart Houses, Interactive TV, Internet, Cyberspace or Multimedia shows. This book deals with infrastructures, applications, current projects and business impacts of information technology for the private home. After a first introductory section the second part discusses software, hardware and network issues. The third part explains the broad range of applications. The fourth links infrastructures and applications by a description of current projects in Asia, North America and Europe. Finally, the main business and market implications are explored. Authors from science and well-known international companies like IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Philips, Silicon Graphics, Oracle or Andersen Consulting introduce the new field of information technology for private households.


Datenautobahn Heim-Informatik Home informatics Information Superhighway Information technology for private households Informationsgesellschaft Informationstechnik im privaten Haushalt Multimedia New Media automation information society information technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Brenner
    • 1
  • Lutz Kolbe
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationTechnical University of FreibergFreibergGermany

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