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solutions, especially ATM technology, which is discussed later in
this column (see the review of the article from PC Magazine).
Polilli, Steve. "Coming to Networks Near You: Multimedia Moves
Toward Mainstream with Server Hosting Video, Sound." Software
Magazine 12, no. 13 (September 15, 1992): 40-45. (ISSN
While many technical questions about how multimedia can
effectively be incorporated into networks continue to plague the
industry, there is no question about whether vendors are
interested in trying. Virtually all of them are attempting to
solve the technical problems of networked multimedia through new
Polilli reviews the issues from several different
perspectives, including the technical problems and the potential
for improving instruction in the educational setting. Examples
of networked multimedia use in colleges are also given.
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McQuillan, John M. "Multimedia Networking: An Applications
Portfolio." Data Communications 21, no. 12 (September 1992):
85-94. (ISSN 0363-6399)
Into what categories do the many applications of networked
multimedia fall? McQuillan sets out to organize the numerous
current networked multimedia projects into broad classes, such as
desktop publishing, videoconferencing, self-directed learning,
and so on.
The recurring problem with each of these applications is the
cost of solving network bandwidth difficulties. Multimedia
technology has a wide variety of promising uses in any
organization, but right now the cost of implementation is the
FitzGerald, Michael, and Henry Olsen. "Genesis of a Multimedia
Social Sciences Curriculum." EDUCOM Review 28, no. 1
(January/February 1993): 36-41. (ISSN 1045-9146)
Even if technical problems are solved, development of useful
multimedia resources is daunting. FitzGerald and Olsen's article
(part of a special issue of the EDUCOM Review focusing on
multimedia) provides a good picture of the challenges involved in
working multimedia into the college curriculum. While the
applications discussed are largely not networked, they still
require a significant effort to fund and develop. The
difficulties associated with a similar effort involving the
increased complexity and expense of networked resources are easy
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