The first two parts of this series have reviewed (1) the use of computers in vote tallying, and (2) present trends for use of computers in the U. S. Legislature. We have identified opportunities for you to become personally involved, and have identified responsibilities for the computer profession. We conclude this series with a proposed new use of computers in the representative process.
Computer networks have the ability to bring the power of large machines to work on a single problem and to provide reliable computer services to large populations. They also may become an unmanageable structure that can cripple itself in a fashion akin to the great Northeast power failure in 1965. Imagine the following sequence: computer X does not have the sine subprogram but relies on computer Y...
In the last several years it has become commonplace for representatives of the computer industry and others to speak very convincingly of the enormous amount of data that will soon be transmitted via communication lines throughout the U.S., quoting such authoritative sources as AT&T itself for their information. So forceful have been these remarks that we have generally been lulled into believing...
The Data Set 203 permits the offering of a new Bell System service for voice-channel data transmission. The design is highly flexible and provides, by means of equipment options, the maximum voiceband data rates now practical over the telecommunications network. This paper describes the data set and discusses the theory of operation. The performance of the set at various data rates is also discussed.
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