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Overview

New communication technologies are being introduced at an astonishing rate. Making sense of these technologies is increasingly difficult. Communication Technology Update is the single best source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology. Now in its ninth edition, Communication Technology Update has become an indispensable information resource for business, government, and academia.

As always, every chapter has been completely rewritten to reflect the latest developments and market statistics, and now covers mobile computing, digital photography, personal computers, digital television, and electronic games, in addition to the two dozen technologies explored in the previous edition.

The book's companion website (www.tfi.com/ctu) offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources.

Audience: Students in undergraduate communications courses; professionals in all areas of telecommunications.

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Twenty-six chapters review recent developments in electronic mass media, computers and consumer electronics, and telephony and satellite technologies. The seventh edition adds coverage of Internet commerce, streaming media, and home networking. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240806402
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research on new media technologies and consumer behavior.
Jennifer H. Meadows is Associate Professor in the Media Arts Option of the Department of Communication Design at California State University, Chico. She earned her M.A.in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research integrate practical and theoretical concerns related to television production, the relationships between media and users, and changing media behavior in the new media marketplace. In addition to her teaching and research, she is Executive Producer for Milk Crate Productions and is a consultant to media organizations.

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Table of Contents

I INTRODUCTION: Umbrella Perspective, Communication Technology Timelines. II ELECTRONIC MASS MEDIA: Cable Television, Direct Broadcast Satellites, Pay Television Services, Interactive TV, Digital TV, Streaming Media, Radio Broadcasting. III COMPUTERS AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: Personal Computers, Mobile Computing, Video Games, The Internet, Internet Commerce, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Home Video, Digital Audio, Digital Photography. IV TELEPHONY AND SATELLITE TECHNOLOGIES: Local & Long Distance Telephony, Broadband Networks, Home Networks, Satellite Communications, Distance Learning Technologies, Wireless Telephony, Teleconferencing. V CONCLUSIONS: Media Convergence and Conclusions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

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    I fully recommend the 9th edition of the Communication Technology Update books for everyone who interest, seek the information, and want to know more about the update of communication technology and anything related to it. The book is filled with updated information about important communication technologies. It covers the electronic mass media, computers and consumer electronics, and telephony satellite technologies. Each chapter on this book which written by different author whose really capable on the topic, is followed by a brief bibliography which will direct us to know and understand more about the topics. More over, the book is establishing a basic understanding of the structure, functions, and background for each technology. It discusses the trend of convergence in media technologies and provides us with a broad overview of the current developments in communication technologies. On the last two chapters, it draw us the larger conclusion from the preceding discussions on the books. So by the end of reading the books, we can understand and get the information clearly about communication technology updates. It's one of the great book about communication technology!!

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