TitleTowards pervasive information systems
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
DescriptionFrom University Video Communications' catalog:
"This is an extraordinary time in the evolution of information systems, as we undergo simultaneous discontinuities in computing power, digital communications bandwidth and the size/cost of measurement sensors. The convergence of measurement, computing and communications, dubbed MC2, will create an information infrastructure that will affect virtually, all aspects of life for most people in the next century. Joel Birnbaum describes the basis for an era characterized by pervasive information appliances connected to an information utility which creates many new technical challenges and business opportunities. Included is a dramatization of the application of MC2 technologies in the year 2001 to the management of a crisis situation following an earthquake in Los Angeles."