Keeping the U.S. Computer and Communications Industry by National Research Council, Computer Science and

By National Research Council, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

Interactive multimedia and data infrastructure obtain loads of awareness within the press, yet what do they honestly suggest for society? What are the main major and enduring concepts? What does the convergence of digitally established applied sciences suggest for U.S. companies and shoppers? This publication provides an outline of the fascinating yet much-hyped phenomenon of electronic convergence.

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Cf. below, p. 25. 58 For Li’s observation, see Deng Liqun guoshi jiangtan, vol. 3, p. 323. A personal grudge by Wang and Tang toward the Premier concerned a 1972 incident when Zhou implemented Mao’s order to replace Tang with another interpreter, but the “two ladies” believed it was Zhou’s initiative. Barnouin and Yu, Foreign Policy, p. 38 (Yu being the pseudonym of a Foreign Affairs Ministry insider); and Introduction 21 something like probation for about eight months after returning to work in March 1973 while Mao observed his behavior, a situation also contributing to Deng’s relatively good relations with the radicals in this initial period.

Early in the Cultural Revolution Wang, who was a shrewd and forceful actor in the revolutionary politics of Shanghai, had thrown the support of his rebel Workers’ General Headquarters behind Zhang, providing him, and subsequently the Politburo radicals generally, with what Elizabeth Perry and Li Xun have termed “some claims to a social base,” and in turn Wang’s organization received Zhang’s blessing as the preeminent worker rebel group. But while this mutual support was important for both men in picture.

Of the “two ladies,” Wang Hairong held the higher bureaucratic position within the Foreign Ministry as well as the family connection to Mao, while Tang Wensheng served as Mao’s main English-language interpreter for most of the 1972-76 period. A variety of oral sources with personal experience of the “two ladies” view Tang as the “brains” of the duo, and claim that Wang, apart from speaking little English, demonstrated little talent generally. , see below, pp. 29-30. , Wo yu Qiao Guanhua [Qiao Guanhua and I] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 1994), p.

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