You Believe You Know What Multimedia is? And What Internet Will Do For You? Well ... Think Again!
Jennifer Lennon (Hypermedia Unit, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Hermann Maurer (Institute for Information Processing and Computer Supported New Media, Graz University of Technology, Schiesstattg. 4a, A-8010 Graz, Austria, and Hypermedia Unit, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Abstract: In the first part of this paper we argue that the terms "multimedia" and "hypermedia" need redefining to reflect latest developments in converging technology. We propose new forms of "interactive" and "annotated" movies, to be created using advanced digital techniques. In the second half of the paper we suggest that some of the problems that users of Internet are currently experiencing are due to "first generation" systems, but that "second generation" answers have already emerged.
Keywords: Converging technology, Hyper-G., Internet, hypermedia, interactive and annotated movies, multimedia