Pushbutton Fantasies

Pushbutton Fantasies

by Vincent Mosco
     
 

This volume takes a critical look at the specific forecasts and broader perspecives that shape popular understanding of a communications revolution. The book concentrates on the area of videotex, an outgrowth of cable television that makes use of computers, television, and telephone technology to produce a powerful information/communication system. Videotex draws

Overview

This volume takes a critical look at the specific forecasts and broader perspecives that shape popular understanding of a communications revolution. The book concentrates on the area of videotex, an outgrowth of cable television that makes use of computers, television, and telephone technology to produce a powerful information/communication system. Videotex draws on the major developments in microelectronics for information processing and communication used by many businesses and governments throughout the world. The potential of videotext for mass market penetration makes it an excellent means to explore the social relations of communication and information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893911256
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Communication and Information Science Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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