Viewpoint Multimedia Technology: Social Issues and Implications
Issue 2, 1992

Within the next decade, many of us will be able to turn on our digital television sets and receive programming that is tailored to our individual interests - as well as interactive access to worldwide databases and communications. Maintenance technicians will be able to rotate a picture of a machine on their workstation screens, identify a problem component or area, and call up a list of procedures to fix it. The advent of multimedia technology - the potent intersection of broadcasting, publishing, and computing - promises tremendous increases in professional productivity. Its responsive-ness and flexibility permit greater timeliness and personalisation.