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HDTV and the Transition to Digital Broadcasting by Philip J. Cianci

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6  The Transition to Metadata

Imagine life without computers. Through the use of computers at work, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation authoring have become necessities that are taken for granted. At home, an Internet connection, on-line transactions, and the ability to search and surf are part of everyday life. At school, computers are an important tool in making learning fun. Scientists have moved from slide rules to mathematical applications that rapidly solve sophisticated problems and use off-the-shelf PCs.

Computers have found their way into the broadcast infrastructure. Originally used primarily for back-office functions, then as platforms for graphic production, computers, either as embedded operating systems or application ...

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