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Computers and Communications: A Symbiotic Relationship
January 2003 (vol. 36 no. 1)
pp. 76-79
Robert M. Janowiak, International Engineering Consortium

The communications and computing industries are both enduring a difficult period brought on by too much success in conveying their joint potential to investors and the broader public. The relationship between these two industries, which began almost at the birth of the modern computing industry, has grown stronger and closer over the years. Just as computing devices are becoming more communications-driven, communication networks are becoming more computing-centric.

Computer-enabling services such as broadband and high-speed wireless data will succeed or fail based on how well they connect many millions of people in useful ways. That?s something the communications carriers have been doing for 125 years.

Robert M. Janowiak, "Computers and Communications: A Symbiotic Relationship," Computer, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 76-79, Jan. 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1160059
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