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Jennifer H Meadows, Ph.D.*

The 9th edition of the Communication Technology Update is filled with updated information about important communication technologies. While it is essential to consider each chapter on its own, it is also useful to review the entire book to see important factors that reach across all chapters. Some of these factors, such as digital-to-analog conversion, have been in progress for a decade or more, while others have emerged since 2000.

The conversion from analog-to-digital technology continues in all areas explored in the previous chapters. Digital television adoption continues to be slow, but there is hope. Consumer sales of digital sets are at an all time high. Many of the owners of these digital television ...

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