Digital Convergence: The Information Revolution

  • John Vince
  • Rae Earnshaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Cultural Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. David Leevers
      Pages 29-46
    3. Marc Cavazza
      Pages 47-55
    4. Ali Al-Qayedi, Adrian F. Clark
      Pages 73-88
    5. W. Tang, A. Osman, I. Palmer
      Pages 89-100
    6. Carlton Reeve, Ian Palmer
      Pages 101-115
    7. D. R. Lawrence, A. Sloane, D. E. Price, G. Constable
      Pages 132-143
    8. James A. Malcolm, Jill A. Hewitt
      Pages 174-186
  4. Technological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Bastiaan Schönhage, Anton Eliëns
      Pages 206-219
    3. P. R. Giaccone, D. Greenhill, G. A. Jones
      Pages 254-275
    4. Michele Re, Massimo Zallocco, Mariapia Monaldi, Giuliano Barsanti
      Pages 276-290
    5. J. Jiang
      Pages 291-312
    6. Nikolaos Kotsis, Robert B. Lambert, Douglas R McGregor
      Pages 313-326
    7. Karin Coninx, Frank Van Reeth, Marc Flerackers, Eddy Flerackers
      Pages 327-340
    8. J. L. Encarnação, C. Knöpfle, S. Müller, M. Unbescheiden
      Pages 341-350
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-351

About this book


Although the computer's life has been relatively short, it has brought about an information revolution that is transforming our world on a scale that is still difficult to comprehend. This digital convergence is shaping society, technology and the media for the next millennium. Areas as diverse as home banking and shopping over the Internet; WWW access over mobile phone networks; and television systems such as Web TV which combine on-line services with television. But convergence is not just about technology. It is also about services and new ways of doing business and of interacting with society. Digital convergence heralds the 'Information Revolution'. Edited by John Vince and Rae Earnshaw this important new book on Digital Convergence: The Information Revolution is an edited volume of papers, bringing together state-of-the-art developments in the Internet and World Wide Web and should be compulsory reading for all those interested in and working in those areas.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Vince
    • 1
  • Rae Earnshaw
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Media, Arts and CommunicationUniversity of BournemouthPooleUK
  2. 2.University of BradfordBradfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1220-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0863-4
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