Issue No.03 - July-September (2008 vol.15)
Forouzan Golshani , California State University, Long Beach
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MMUL.2008.62
Facsimile's doom was clearly predicted as early as 15 years ago when our colleagues fantasized about the all-in-one entertainment and communication device. And with the recent announcement by TV manufacturers regarding their agreements with cable companies, yet another device will soon become extinct. And that too was a breakthrough technology at its introduction. Set-top boxes, which enabled two-way communication between the TV set and the cable company, could become a thing of the past. With the better-equipped TV sets, you can plug the connection cable directly into the TV and get HD programming, DVR, video on demand, interactive ads, a programming guide, games, a chat function, and much more, all in one place.
facsimile, set-top box, resource alignment, privacy
Forouzan Golshani, "The All-in-One Box", IEEE MultiMedia, vol.15, no. 3, pp. 1, July-September 2008, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2008.62