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The world of new technologies. Media integration

 
: Schönhut, J.

Szymonski, J.; Cybulska, A. ; Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow:
The world of new technologies. Proceedings
Krakow: Jagiellonian Univ. Press, 1996
ISBN: 83-233-0995-7
pp.41-49
International Conference and Exhibition on the World of New Technologies <1996, Krakow>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
data; domain; information; integration; media integration; program; world wide web

Abstract
Approximately ten years ago I was sitting together with Dr. Leszek Kotsch of Digital Equipment discussing their Compound Document Architecture (CDA), and in that context also discussing the future of electronic documents. when he called me year ago to ask me about a contribution to this conference he referred to a talk I had given at a 1988 Conference of the British Computer Society about "Inter-Active Documents - The Third Millenium's Window to the World". This talk contained sort of a summary of our discussions. I had not looked at this paper for many years. After his call I grabbed a copy of that paper, and - to my big surprise - found that I had made a number of predictions regarding the future, and almost all of them have come true since;a few prognoses are still pending. I agreed to give a presentation here in Krakow, and I would like to congratulate the initiators of this event for the courage to make such an interdisciplimnary conference possible. However I was quite puzzled, w hat the headline for my presentation should be. I finally cameup with the above title: "The World of New Technologies: Media Integration". Media Integration is an important topic, but I have to admit that I use the term Media in a rather broad sense; Media have many aspects in many dimensions, and I am going to deal with some aspects of some dimensions of Media only. I am going to end with a more general view of problems related to "The World of New Technologies".

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