A vision for the future
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Name: Chad Norton
Bio: Internet User, Senior Research Engineer, Electrical Engineer
Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator
Topic: Controversial Issues
Headline: The Internet is too fast and too cluttered!
Nutshell: The internet of the future will be wide-band and wireless for the final link to the individual via small, personal "terminal devices" however the bandwidth will be clogged with useless data.
The internet has changed the way data, particularly technical data, is distributed to individuals. Previously information on everything from end items to a component part was provided via printed catalog. Today this information is available by online spec/data sheets. Design engineers no longer have to have "libraries" of data books/catalogs to create a new design. Email has allowed collaboration on a project to overcome distance and differing time zones.
Date Submitted: 11/22/2004