The Information Society Project Office (ISPO) has published a report entitled "Introduction to the information society: The European way". The report explores some of the technological and industrial changes which will result from the information society. It examines the possible effects on the quality of life and employment as well as overall economic performance. It also discusses some of the legitimate concerns about the impact of the information society on jobs and the fears that society may be divided between those who can exploit the new technologies and those who cannot. It explains how EU policies are directed at responding to these concerns and at creating a basis for full exploitation of the new technologies and the opportunities they create. IPSO has been established to inform companies, organizations and individuals of the Community's many programmes and initiatives and aims at ensuring a smooth transition to the information society. Its objective is to bring the expertise and the capabilities of the Commission in this field closer to the European public.