Citation link: http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/8094
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dc.contributor.authorRöhr, Matthias-
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-17T15:15:04Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-17T15:15:04Z-
dc.date.issued2017de
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the phenomenon of bulletin board systems (BBS) – home computers connected through the telephone network – in West Germany in the 1980s. Due to the openness of the US telephone network, the use of home computers as private communication devices became quite successful across the Atlantic. However, in West Germany, this practice conflicted with the state monopoly and its policy on telecommunications. This paper argues that this conflict was part of a structural change caused by the convergence of IT and telecommunications. The West German government saw this convergence as both a threat and a chance for the national IT and telecommunications industries, prompting it to adopt a telecommunications policy designed to challenge the dominant US IT industry.en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/8094-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/8094-
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.ub.uni-siegen.de/handle/ubsi/1813-
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hbz:467-18132-
dc.language.isoende
dc.relation.ispartofMedia in action : interdisciplinary journal on cooperative mediade
dc.rightsNamensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/*
dc.sourceMedia in action : interdisciplinary journal on cooperative media ; 2017,1: Fundaments of digitisation. – ISSN 2567-9082, S. 115 – 129.de
dc.subject.ddc302.23 Medien (Kommunikationsmittel), Medienwissenschaftde
dc.subject.otherHistory of telecommunicationsen
dc.subject.otherHistory of datanetworksen
dc.subject.otherHistory of computingen
dc.subject.otherBulletin board systemsen
dc.subject.otherHistory of digital mediaen
dc.titleHome computer on the lineen
dc.typeArticlede
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
item.seriesid64-
ubsi.origin.dspace51-
ubsi.publication.affiliationDFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation"de
ubsi.relation.eissn2567-9104-
ubsi.relation.issuenumber1de
ubsi.relation.pagefrom115de
ubsi.relation.pageto129de
ubsi.relation.volume1de
ubsi.source.issued2017de
ubsi.source.placeSiegende
ubsi.source.publisherSFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation, Universität Siegende
ubsi.subject.ghbsKNZZde
ubsi.title.alternativethe West German BBS scene and the change of telecommunications in the 1980sen
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