Bits and Bytes

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Bits and Bytes
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 93 10:00:33 EST
From: Ann Okerson <ann@cni.org>
Subject: Bits and Bytes

"But soon, soon, soon... the world will be a better place, with
meadows and bunnies and fiber optics in every home..."
-- Tom Dowdy, Apple Computer
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BBB III TTT SSS BBB Y Y TTT EEE SSS ONLINE EDITION:
B B I T S B B Y Y T E S =THE ELECTRONIC
BBB I T SSS AND BBB YYY T EEE SSS =NEWSLETTER FOR
B B I T S B B Y T E S =HIGH-TECH
BBB III T SSS BBB Y T EEE SSS =DUMPSTER DIVERS
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WELCOME TO THE MAILING LIST!

BITS AND BYTES ONLINE EDITION, an electronic newsletter for text-based
lifeforms, is published irregularly, 2 or 3 times a month. Correspon-
dence regarding Bits and Bytes Online Edition is always welcome and
may be sent to to JAYMACHADO@delphi.com

Bits and Bytes Online Edition will contain news of interest to anyone
interested in the state of the computer industry, and more
importantly, in the *future* of said industry, and by extension, the
future directions of our increasingly high tech society. Here are
*some* of the topics I'll be covering:

+ New products and services, with contact information.
+ Internet access and points of interest in the online world.
+ New and pending legislation at the national and local level.
+ Advances in science and technology.
+ Emerging paradigms in the way America (and the world) does
business.
+ Civil liberties on the electronic frontier
+ New technologies that will shape our leisure time. For example,
500 channel cable systems, interactive multimedia, and the rapid
growth of the online world of the Internet and BBS systems.
+ Access to technical info (for all us programmer types).
+ Strange goings on in the digital universe.
+ Book, magazine and software reviews and listings.

The format will be concise and informal. Many of the postings are
taken directly from the online world and print media. I cannot predict
what topics will be covered in any given issue: B&B is an experiment
in progress. I would appreciate news clippings or pointers to any
relevant and/or interesting information you may come across in your
travels through the dataverse.

WHY I DO IT. There is a great deal of activity occurring in the high
tech arena these days. The computer industry, the telephone companies,
and the TV and cable conglomerates are forming new alliances,
jockeying for position in what is perceived to be a multi-billion
dollar industry: the Information Highway. President Clinton is
committed to making it happen. Major companies like AT&T, Time-Warner,
and Apple Computer are investing major $$$ to making it happen. I
think it's safe to say that it's going to happen. Various bills are
making their way (or have made their way) through Congress and the
House. The changes that these forces will bring to way we lead our
lives and conduct our business must not be underestimated. These
topics are of great interest to me and I hope they will be of
interest to you. I spend a great deal of my free time reading about
these subjects, and have decided to help make this information
available to a wider audience. The main focus of B&B will be on what
these changes might be and how they will affect our lives. The purpose
of B&B is to encourage thinking and debate on the effects (both
positive and negative) of emerging technologies on our lives and on
our planet.
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= This File Copyright 1993 Jay Machado (JAYMACHADO@delphi.com) =
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Original posting date: 
Sunday, July 30, 1995
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