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This exciting new edition of New Communications Technologies provides vital information on the new and emerging technologies that will shape the way communicators do business in a rapidly changing world. In addition to technological background on computers, information storage, fiber optics, mobile communications, and digital television, you will discover...
This exciting new edition of New Communications Technologies provides vital information on the new and emerging technologies that will shape the way communicators do business in a rapidly changing world. In addition to technological background on computers, information storage, fiber optics, mobile communications, and digital television, you will discover the social and economic ramifications of these evolving technologies. As technological convergence continues to accelerate, it will be increasingly important for communications professionals to be on top of these rapidly changing technologies and their impact on society. While exploring the underlying concepts that drive technological change, New Communications Technologies, Fourth Edition focuses on the latest and most important trends. This text includes chapters on information services such as the Internet and the World Wide Web, wireless communications, email and privacy, the new technologies, and the first amendment. The book also includes coverage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as well as extensive information on satellites and launch systems. The new edition has been expanded and updated to include increased coverage of legal topics, a new foreword and contributions from Barbara Cochran, President of the Radio-Television News Directors Association. There is a new companion Web site at www.focalpress.com/companions The latest on new applications and technological trends in communications Expanded legal discussions, exploring the First Amendment, copyright, and encryptionContemporary issues like E-business, and convergence
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