Converging Information and Communication Systems: The Case of Television and Computers

Alexander Øst

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis

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Abstract

This Ph.D.-project investigates the process of convergence between television and computers. Identifying three “promises of convergence”: interoperability, quality and interactivity, the project examines the key properties of the computer and television sectors, which have had - or are expected in the future to have - significant importance to the process and consequences of the convergence. The project focuses on the appliances, i.e. the TV sets, the computers and their peripheral equipment. It also takes into account the infrastructure and signals, which contain and deliver the information and communication, as well as the nature of the content and the usage scenarios of consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Number of pages399
ISBN (Print)87-90-28816-5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
SeriesCTI Ph.D series
Number5

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