Open system network means that the computers in the network need not be from the same manufacturer

 Communication is a cornerstone of all great civilizations and a key element in the transformation of society



Think about the new communication technologies that didnít exist ten years ago


fax, cellular phones, satellite dishes, voice mail, home computers, laptop. Much more to come!!!!


In the year 2,000 the telephone system as we know it today will not exist

Very soon, we will be using personal communications systems based on a pocket sized radio telephone and a pocket sized computer connected to a global voice and data communications network. We will carry our phones with us all the time. Have our own personal number much like our social security or student number


Implications? Talk to your boss while flipping burgers at the barbecue. Talk to friends while sailing? Be in touch during vacation?