Digital communications and the conduct of science: The new literacy

@article{Lederberg1978DigitalCA,
  title={Digital communications and the conduct of science: The new literacy},
  author={Joshua Lederberg},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  year={1978},
  volume={66},
  pages={1314-1319}
}
This essay is a personal perspective on the emergence of a new form of communication, optimistically called the 'EUGRAM'. This form is based on the convergence of economical digital communications with computer-aided facilities for file management, and protocols to facilitate the interconnection of users separated both in time and space. The EUGRAM is contrasted with the telephone, with the latter's demands on instant availability and the subjugation of the user to an almost uninterruptible… CONTINUE READING

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