Chapter 2. Technology Basics

Communication can take many forms—audio, visual, written, electronic and so on. In the realm of electronics, analog and digital communications are so pervasive in modern society that they are largely taken for granted. The exchange of data using these forms of communication has led to the use of terms such as "the information industry" and "the information age." From telephones to computers to televisions, communication in many respects "makes the world go around." Bluetooth wireless technology is one form of electronic communication, and in this chapter we examine some of its fundamental and specific characteristics, including relationships to other forms of communication. We begin with a brief general discussion ...

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