There are two major reasons why you should learn something about computer conferencing. Delphi techniques, and other data network communication modes.One is that the capacity for group interaction, and one's own efficiency in communicating with others, can be significantly enhanced with a well-conceived conferencing system. We have learned this through direct experience in communication regarding the wage and price 1.2 and in system design work.The second reason, to be developed later in some detail, regards cost. Economics already favors computerized conferencing, even for fairly small groups, within organizations that have computers and terminals. As mini-system and terminal costs decline, and digital data networks come into wide use, we should by the late seventies find this communications mode to be quite commonplace.
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