Related Links for Chapter 8 -- Digital Media Convergence
The prescient 1968 article by J.C.R. Licklider and Robert Taylor on the future of digital telecommunication -- "The Computer as a Communication Device" -- in Science and Technology is accessible in a memorial document created by Robert Taylor at Licklider's death in 1990. Readers will need to scroll down in the PDF document to locate the article on page 21.
Xerox's PARC division maintains an interesting website with many illustrations about their contributions to computing and HCI history. As the book chapter makes clear, many of the digital innovations in word processing, WYSIWYG displays, graphical user interfaces, and laser printing that we use daily were developed by the "dream team" at the Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s.
The futuristic World Made of Glass video produced by Corning is accessible at YouTube with this link. It demonstrates possible future digital display options from large touch-screens on walls and appliances to their use on mobile devices.
An updated 2010 version of Don MacMillan's hilarious Life after Death by PowerPoint stand-up comedy routine is also online at YouTube and can be accessed via this link.