Issue No. 05 - September/October (1970 vol. 3)
R.W. Hough , Stanford Research Institute
In the last several years it has become commonplace for representatives of the computer industry and others to speak very convincingly of the enormous amount of data that will soon be transmitted via communication lines throughout the U.S., quoting such authoritative sources as AT&T itself for their information. So forceful have been these remarks that we have generally been lulled into believing them wholeheartedly, even to the point of listening almost without question to predictions of the complete breakdown of the telephone system, because of the amount of data that it will have to handle in the future.
R. Hough, "Future Data Traffic Volume," in Computer, vol. 3, no. , pp. 6-12, 1970.