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The new communications technologies : applications, policy, and impact

Author: Michael M Mirabito; Barbara L Morgenstern
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"The New Communications Technologies, Fifth Edition, provides vital information about the new and emerging technologies that continue to shape the way communicators do business. The book explores the new communications technologies and covers topics ranging from multimedia production to satellites to digital communication. Just as important, the book examines the social, economic, and political impact brought about  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael M Mirabito; Barbara L Morgenstern
ISBN: 0240805860 9780240805863
OCLC Number: 54460901
Description: xv, 331 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Foundation - Communication in the Modern Age; Technical Foundations of Modern Communication; Computer Technology Primer; Computer Technology: Legal Issues, Y2K, and Artificial Intelligence; II. Information Transmission - The Magic Light: Fiber-Optic Systems; Satellites: Operations and Applications; Satellites: New Developments, Launch Vehicles, and Space Law; Wireless Technology and Mobile Communication; III. Information Storage - Information Storage: The Optical Disk and Holography; IV. Production Technologies - Desktop Publishing; Desktop Video and Multimedia Productions; The Production Environment: Personal Computers, Digital Technology, and Audio-Visual Systems; Digital Television and Digital Audio Broadcasting; The Production Environment: Colorization and Other Technology Issues; V. Information, Entertainment, & Communications Services - The Cable and Telephone Industries and Your Home; Teleconferencing and Computer Conferencing; Information Services: The Internet and the World Wide Web; VI. The Law - E-Mail and Privacy; First Amendment and Online Obscenity; Other First Amendment Issues: Libel, Hate Speech, Cyberstalking, and Copyright; New Technologies: Wiretapping, Privacy, and Related First Amendment Issues
Responsibility: Michael M.A. Mirabito, Barbara L. Morgenstern with a foreword by Mitchell Kapor.
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Provides information on the emerging technologies that will shape the way communicators do business. This book explores the communications technologies and covers topics ranging from multimedia and  Read more...

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