Computer Networks: A Technology Whose Time Has Come?

  • D. Bryce
  • N. W. Carter
Conference paper


Although mainframe computer networks have been in use for many years, the microcomputer network is a fairly recent phenomenon. The introduction of the microcomputer in the mid-1970s saw a move away from the large centralised mainframe and departmental microcomputers towards the stand-alone microcomputer which gave the user a truly “personal” computer. As these machines grew in power, and consequently the range of applications that they could handle, the isolation of these systems became a disadvantage.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

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  • D. Bryce
  • N. W. Carter

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