Synopses & Reviews
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 10th 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.
*Gives students and professionals THE latest information in all areas of communication technologies
*The companion website offers updated information to this text, plus links to related industry resources
*New and rewritten chapters covering Telephony (with full coverage of VoIP); Podcasting and Internet Video Distribution; WiFi, Broadband, and Mobile computing; and coverage of other emerging technologies, as well as fully updated statistics for all technologies
Must-have reports on the subtleties of the newest information technologies
“Thorough and up-to-date, yet concise enough to allow students to quickly grasp the essential elements of a host of interrelated communications technologies.”
David Gunzerath, Department of Communications and Theate Arts, Old Dominion University
“CTU is the best broad-based book for exposing students to the many subtleties of information technology. This work fills a void that once required many tests and sources to fill. Staying knowledgeable and current in IT is like painting a moving train, and this book is a fabulous effort that brings the reader into the present.” Joseph Screnci, School of Comm, Hawaii Pacific U
About the Author
Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is Senior Consultant for Focus 25 Research &Consulting, advising technology companies on strategies for introducing newtechnologies. Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research onnew media technologies and consumer behavior, with a specialty inintegrating both quantitative and qualitative research to provide a richunderstanding of consumer behavior. Grant has been published in virtuallyevery major academic journal in the communication field, and hispublications deal with adoption and use of emerging communicationtechnologies, broadband services, audience behavior, and theories of newmedia.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.
Associate Professor in the Media Arts Option of the Department of Communication Design at California State University, Chico, CA, USA
Table of Contents
Section I Introduction; Section II Electronic Mass Media; Section III Computers & Consumer Electronics; Section IV Telephony & Satellite Technologies; Section V Conclusions.