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This tape examines the development and future of both the printed and processed word.

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Computers
Producer
WNET

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Goodbye Gutenberg
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The Digital Future

This was an excellent program that was aired several times on the PBS (Educational) Network Television Stations throughout the United States in the 1980s. The content is still very applicable to the issues today and the program should be made available on DVD. The content discussed how the impact of the "Printing Press" was still being felt after 500 years... And how the impact of the Computer was barely starting... 1982 was before the greatly added facilitations of the Internet... which now vastly extends that impact. Political, Social, Educational,and Technical considerations were discussed. The program examined many very important issues still of concern today... including "Privacy". Sweden had very strict controls over data bases... which even "Restrained" the Government's use. These were to be used for only specific functions that could not be extended into "Catch All" applications. The Police were even limited to "criminal" information and could not be extended into political, religious, sex orientation, etc. The power of search engines was examined in the context of the implications to research and "Knowledge Sharing". I and others viewed the program several times when it was aired in the 1980s... However, in the interest of completeness, I encourage that this review be expanded to more properly include a better description the program's content subject areas.