Institute for the Future, 2740 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 ($10.00)
Reports - Descriptive
To explore the feasibility and usefulness of group communication via computer, a system called FORUM was constructed and used in research and management tasks using ARPANET, an international computer network. Working softward and data regarding the dynamics of groups using network communication were developed, and a prototype hardware system for conducting voice discussions in connection with planning computer conferences was designed and built. In this report components of the system are described and experience with other such systems is reported. Appendixes include a FORUM User's Guide and a description of program organization and performance. A bibliography is also included. (SK)
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Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.