Issue No.02 - April-June (2004 vol.26)
Henry Venture , The Prologue Group
Glenn E. Bugos , The Prologue Group
In 1984, computing firms saw integrated voice/data terminals (IVDTs) as the solution to the proliferation of new forms of executive communication. The Sydis VoiceStation was hailed as the best of this new class of office machine but, like all IVDTs, it failed. Sydis succumbed to "integration stress," one danger of product development driven by the urge to integrate traditionally discrete functions. Sydis also failed from poor integration of financial and market actors.
Henry Venture, Glenn E. Bugos, "Sydis and the Voice/Data Terminal Craze of 1984", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.26, no. 2, pp. 22-33, April-June 2004, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2004.1299656