CABLE-TV, COMPUTERS AND CONVENTIONS
An Innovative Approach to Service Succeeds with Space-age Industry
be sure, the broad ^m casting industry has ^B played a major role in the enrichment of American life through its development of mass entertainment and information. The advent of cable television represents an enormous technological stride which establishes that industry as a major force of change in our social order. The emerging two-way tele-communications systems will provide a new dimension and require adjust-ments to many existing patterns of business, education, entertainment and leisure. The possibilities for the future of the cable television industry are limited only by one's ability to be imaginative.
This slightly edited statement ap-peared not in Time, Newsweek, Fortune or Business Week but in the Pennsylvania CPA Spokesman, mag-azine of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, Written by Raymond J. Gutowski, issue coordinator the statement served as a preface to the April 1981 issue, which was devoted to the cable-television industry
The origins of cable television go back more than thirty years, but recent technological developments have radically altered the nature, role and—perhaps most important—the