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Computer Assisted Communication in a Directorate of the Canadian Federal Government — A Pilot Study

  • R. H. Irving
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Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)

Abstract

Computer Assisted Communications (CAC) has received considerable attention over the last few years. The main thrust of this attention has been studies of Computer Conferencing in a variety of environments, and studies of CAC in what Machlup1 has termed the “knowledge industry”. Some of those who have contributed to the literature are: The Institute for the Future2, which has studied the use of its own FORUM and PLANET systems in some detail; Murray Turoff, who developed the first large scale conferencing system (EMMISARI) and who is currently developing further applications of CAC3,4,5; D. W. Conrath and J. H. Bair, who have studied applications of CAC to the “knowledge worker”6,7; and the Bell Canada Business Planning Group which has used and studied the NLS system (On-Line System) developed by the Stanford Research Institute8.

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References

  1. 1.
    Machlup, Fritz; ‘Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States’, Princeton University Press, 1962.Google Scholar
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    The Institute for the Future; ‘Group Communication Through Computers’, 3vol. report, 1975.Google Scholar
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    Turoff, Murray; ‘Conferencing via Networks’, Computer Decisions, Jan. 1973.Google Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Irving
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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