The New Communications Technologies: Applications, Policy, and Impact [NOOK Book]

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Understand today's new and emerging communications technologies and their implications!
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"Although the book is directed toward technology courses...it makes for interesting, thought-provoking reading." - Monitoring Times

"The New Communications Technologies does provide a wealth of information...concepts are easy to grasp, whilst discussions such as those on spectrum scarcity and our shift to digital technologies are enlightening." - Journal of Learning, Media & Technology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136026577
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/23/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 331
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Mirabito is a Professor and supervises the Distance Education and other academic information units at Marywood University in Pennsylvania. He is also a consultant specializing in the new communications technologies, and has written a book about video cameras on NASA's space probes.
Barbara Morgenstern is a Professor at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York and specializes in teaching media law. She is also involved in curriculum development, particularly as it pertains to communications law.

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Table of 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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    You can Try Reading This Book

    Communication is very important in our life, including communications technologies. In order to know more about communications technologies, I recommend you to read this book because we will find many things that really interesting and useful to read, from the new innovations (like internet, warless, fiber optic, and many more), the applications, the policies and of course the impacts of that technologies. But if we read this book for first time, we will have a little confuse because many new concepts of technologies that we didn¿t know before. But don¿t too worry, Mirabito and Morgenstern explain chapter by chapter clearly and also give visual illustrations to help us to understand the topic easily. The last but not least, I give great appreciation to the authors because they already gave us useful information and update technologies issues that can increase reader¿s knowledge in communications technologies, not only for communication professionals but also for general societies who interest in communications technologies. Interesting? You can try reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    A Good Book for You If You a New Learner and Interest on Communication Technologies

    You know why? Because this book is comfort to read, give the easy and complete explanation, and use the easy language. In every chapter we will understand about parts of communication technologies. This book explain us about the basic concept of communication technologies. Start from discourse of communication in the modern age, legal issues of technologies, basic concept of computer technologies, fiber optic, satellite, wireless technology, information storage, digital technology, internet, until amendment issues of technology. But, the weakness of this book is less picture. Sometimes, as the beginner, we need the picture for understand about the explanation about complementary of technology like computer, satellite, etc. Instead of that, this book has to give the additional explanation for specific technology word like 'ground station', 'beams of light', etc. But, overall, this book good for you who still learn about basic of communication technology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2007

    Living With Technology

    This book serves the tasty technology and delicious read. Different with other technological book which is difficult to be digested, Book has been composed by two famous professor in Marywood University in Pennsylvania and Park School at Ithaca College in New York attended integrity between technologies, applications, and its impact to environment and also human. There are some advantages in this book: 1.The topic in this book very up to date and relevant with condition of our society now. 2.Some of illustrations make the reader not confuse in predict what such technological picture is. 3.Some of the example that related with growing issues makes this book down to earth. 4.Divided into the six titles and 21 chapters, Mirabito and Morgenstern emphasize importantly of technological awareness in order not to be trapped into its race. With fasting growth of the technology, even almost in the entire world, make this book suitable to read by everybody without knowing age or background. Marshall McLuhan, director of the Center for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto told that technology now have altered all aspects in our life, both economic, politic, and culture. Is it possible that we live without technology? You can find the answer in this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2007

    great book for communication student

    This book contains six parts that are divided by 21 chapters, foundation information transmission information storage production technologies information, entertainment, and communications services the law. Generally, this book tells us about communication technology developments, at the first time communication technologies was found, today¿s communication technologies, until communication technologies in the future. This book also talks about recent issues that related to communications technologies. The fifth edition book is to perfection the previous edition. The New Communications Technologies is very appropriate for people who study about communication technologies or those who work in this field. This book can be used as the guidance for the professionals and as the reference for those who are interested to know about communications technologies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    A First Step at Understanding Communication Technology

    The New Communications Technology examines the development of technology and its impact on human life. Professors Mirabito and Morgenstern provide this book with technical bases of communication technology and its application. The book also provides the readers with technological impacts related to social and legal field. This book is like an eye opener for me. After reading chapter to chapter, I can say, ¿We shape our technologies and they in turn shape our life.¿ The evolution of communication technology ¿ from analog to digital ¿ really changes our communication system. Problems arise together with the development of communication technology. Then, legal issues became more important. The framework of law changes society behavior on using technology. So, the book is a good choice for communication student and beginners to understand communication technology and it legal to social impacts. Although, the book provides less cases outside USA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2007

    A very useful reading for you to know the developement of today's communication technology!

    Understanding technology nowadays is as important as taking meals for survival. I'm not trying to exaggerate the statement because the reality is, technology plays role in many aspects of our lives. Mirabito and Morgenstern do some great explanation about that role in this book. They focus on explaining about communication technologies, especially those helping us in this new modern era. This book consists of chapters which are beneficial for us to know about the development of communication technology, especially the application, policy and impact. The authors discuss from the very basic concept, such as the Foundation of Modern Communication until the high-context content such as Production Technology. I know that on the first time reading, we might find a little difficulty in understanding whole concepts the authors try to say, but I still have to say that it¿s good book because of the significance it has. Aside from difficulty of the concepts that we will find, the authors give lots of examples that relate to our lives. That is why this book is applicable. It also contains all the new and pertinent information needed to keep abreast in this ever changing business. For short, I do recommend you for reading this book because I know that we do not want to be missed about the development of communication technology. Be sure that you have one in your library!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    good books for communication student

    although i'm not a technological college student, i can understad what Mirabito write on his book. the technology in this day, still relevant with what he says in his book. for example, in chapter 6, about satellite he says that geostationary orbits only travel in ground level. today, we know that many people need its function especially for those who work in ground level, maybe as a bullet train driver. or for those who work under the ground. for simple, geostationary orbit help those who work under the ground or in earth station.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is a great book for people who don't really understand communications technologies. Mirabito & Morgenstern explain about every aspect of communication technology clearly that even someone who doesn't understand technology, like myself, can grasp. Some of the explanations are given with diagram, pictures, etc. In University of Indonesia, we use this book for our handbook of Development of Communication Technology class. And it's been really useful. One thing, I think, is the missing point of this book is that it fails to capture the newest technology. Well, the latest edition is out in 2004 but it's 2007. But still, if you want to know about what fiber optic is, how the wireless system works, how a computer works, this book can really help you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2007

    Read and Be A Junior Expert

    I really suggest this book if you are willing to know much about technology, but you don't know where to start from. This book talks about basic knowledge to current technologies in the world, especially in United States. The things that attractive from this book is the capability to explain things steps to steps and slowly, but not boring, so you can understand easily and fast. The pictures help you to be more fluent because the illustrations were so relevant to the topic. By reading this book, you will know about communications in modern age, satellites 'including the explanation of Challenger Explosion', legal issues, production technologies, privacy issues, and other interesting chapters that will guide you to the technological age of today. Feel like you are expert enough about technologies? Wait until you read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2007

    Read this book to expand your insight !

    In this modern age, we can¿t avoid the communications areas. Because we need information, and we use a variety of communications systems to exchange information. So many communications tools have created to make easy human communication. As part of communication community, it¿s necessary for us to know how the communications systems work. This book talks about communications tools and how they work as a communications system. After read this book, we are not only know about the uses of the new communications technologies but also the process of relaying information. Besides knowing the process, we also know the impacts of the communications technologies revolution, like legal issues and many more.

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