|Author:||John H. Hine|
|Source:||Compressed Postscript(130kb) [ HTTP] or PDF (574kb) [ HTTP]|
|Figure 6.1 JPEG (248kb) [ HTTP] and figure D.1 JPEG (262kb) [ HTTP].|
Note: This report was originally produced in 1987 and described the early years of network development in New Zealand. The current postscript version is missing two network maps, figures 6.1 and D.1. Scanned copies of these are provided seperately.
Computers and communications are changing the nature of the research and development process. A loosely connected metanetwork spans the developed countries and enables researchers on opposite sides of the globe to work closely together sharing data, tools and conclusions.
This report reviews the current worldwide situation and describes the first steps towards a New Zealand research network. The principal issues affecting the further development of the network are discussed.