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Publication date: 1 August 1995

Hamid Tavakolian

Do you use Electronic mail (E‐mail)? Do you know if anyone other than the intended recipient is reading the mail you send? And, what would you do if it fell into the wrong…

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Do you use Electronic mail (E‐mail)? Do you know if anyone other than the intended recipient is reading the mail you send? And, what would you do if it fell into the wrong hands? Employees around the world use E‐mail more than a million times a day (Elmer‐Dewitt, 1993). E‐mail is used for a multitude of purposes including telling jokes, discussing confidential matters, or even spreading gossip that could be potentially offensive if overheard by the wrong person. E‐mail is more convenient for most to use rather than having to pick up the phone or wander down a hall to tell someone something. A common misconception many have concerning the use of E‐mail is that it is as private as mail or a phone call (Elmer‐Dewitt, 1993).

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Management Research News, vol. 18 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1991

William L. Schrader

Analogies used to describe the National Research and Education Network (NREN) range from the national highway system, to the regional canals, to an intertwined…

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Analogies used to describe the National Research and Education Network (NREN) range from the national highway system, to the regional canals, to an intertwined postal‐telephone system. Five years from today, I believe the NREN will have earned its rightful place as a new model for building a strong America and enabling still undreamed of concepts to flourish.

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Internet Research, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1993

Mitchell Kapor and Daniel J. Weitzner

Discusses the importance of developing a national (USA)communication and information infrastructure that meets near‐term needsand capabilities. Describes the current…

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Discusses the importance of developing a national (USA) communication and information infrastructure that meets near‐term needs and capabilities. Describes the current status of Electronic Frontier Foundation′s Open Platform Proposal (OPP). Discusses the OPP pros and cons. Makes recommendations for public policy criteria for evaluating different infrastructure proposals.

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Internet Research, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 2006

George K. Chacko

The singular success of Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. in rescuing IBM from dismemberment and destruction in terms of his shifting the institutional memory of 300,000 employees…

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Purpose

The singular success of Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. in rescuing IBM from dismemberment and destruction in terms of his shifting the institutional memory of 300,000 employees from corporate politics to customer service focus, has been expalined memory management explain failures as well?

Design/methodology/approach

Chacko (memory management in survival decisions of corportions 1956‐2003, Barmarick Publications, UK, 2006) published a sequence of ordered procedures (protocol) of memory management: memory management disequilibria dimensions (MD)2 protocol. This paper applies the protocol to the birth and death of the GO computer.

Findings

The memory management disequilibria dimensions (MD)2 protocol analyzes accurately the Jerry Kaplan narrative of founding on August 14, 1987, the GO corporation to AT&T firing the last remaining employees of EO, the spin‐off of GO on July 29, 1994. (MD)2 Step 1: Chief Ntrapreneur officer will to win became a casualty, founder CTO/CNO Kaplan reflecting that money wasn’t the problem, but loss of faith of the chief financial officer on the viability, of the Software VP on the development schedules, of the CEO on market momentum, and of the CTO/ECO on the “stick‐to‐itveness” of the new management team.

Orginality/value

The habit patterns of thought and action that make a corporation/country unique are instructed/inscribed in individual/institional memory. This paper demonstrates that the (MD)2 protocol explains both success and failure, providing a basis to make memory management effective.

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Management Research News, vol. 29 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Article
Publication date: 17 August 2010

Mitchell Kapor and Daniel J. Weitzner

This paper aims to discuss the importance of developing a national communication and information infrastructure that meets near‐term needs and capabilities.

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the importance of developing a national communication and information infrastructure that meets near‐term needs and capabilities.

Design/methodology/approach

The current status of Electronic Frontier Foundation's Open Platform Proposal, which is based on narrowband ISDN implementation, is described.

Findings

The advantages and drawbacks of Electronic Frontier Foundation's Open Platform Proposal are presented.

Originality/value

The paper provides recommendations for public policy criteria that should be used in evaluating different infrastructure proposals.

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Internet Research, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2005

Deborah Szebeko

Graphic design — the accessible visual presentation of information and materials — has an invaluable role in communicating health messages that has yet to be fully…

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Graphic design — the accessible visual presentation of information and materials — has an invaluable role in communicating health messages that has yet to be fully appreciated by the NHS, asserts Deborah Szebeko. In this article she describes two health‐related projects where design for communication has played a central role: a community development project to promote healthy eating in an area of high deprivation, and a web‐based system for patients to map their emotional journeys alongside their care pathways and contribute feedback that can be used to improve service planning and delivery.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1993

Michael S. Nilan

For “Global”, read “USA”. Examines therelationship between dominant communication technologies, humancognition and human organization. Concludes that electronic…

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For “Global”, read “USA”. Examines the relationship between dominant communication technologies, human cognition and human organization. Concludes that electronic networks have a great potential for improving the richness of human cognition and facilitating democracy. Cautions that public money needs to be spent to ensure universal access to, development of and open exchange within networks. Avers that European critical scholarship is incapable of empirical verification.

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Internet Research, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1993

Geradine M. Kaman

Discusses the telecommunications infrastructure of the USA andissues surrounding its restructuring. Describes the role and impact ofbroadband Integrated Services Digital…

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Discusses the telecommunications infrastructure of the USA and issues surrounding its restructuring. Describes the role and impact of broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) in applications development and the societal implications of this change. Points out that global development of broadband technologies makes personal access to multimedia applications possible and promotes new information‐sharing partnerships. Argues for an holistic, ethical approach to future development of ISDN.

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Publication date: 1 March 1992

Susan Estrada

An important factor affecting the successful commercialization of the Internet will be cooperation and open exchange of ideas regarding a range of networking issues. The…

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An important factor affecting the successful commercialization of the Internet will be cooperation and open exchange of ideas regarding a range of networking issues. The Commercial Internet Exchange Association (CIX), a recently organized trade association, is actively pursuing a number of initiatives to assist its members' transition into this commerical Internet environment. Such cooperative efforts are essential for the future success of the commercial Internet.

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Internet Research, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1993

Joe Ryan

Identifies key activities that network users can perform in orderto use the network effectively. Offers recommended reading, frombeginner to expert user status. Explains…

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Identifies key activities that network users can perform in order to use the network effectively. Offers recommended reading, from beginner to expert user status. Explains some commonly used terms (e.g. Turbo Gopher with Veronica!). Lists useful Internet resources.

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Internet Research, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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