Communication Technology Update, 9/e (Paperback)

August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows

  • 出版商: Focal Press
  • 出版日期: 2004-07-20
  • 定價: $1,120
  • 售價: 2.7$299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 384
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0240806409
  • ISBN-13: 9780240806402
  • 立即出貨(限量) (庫存=1)




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 ( offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources.


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