Preface

You are reading an oxymoron. This book purports to present you with the latest information on a wide range of communication technologies as of 2014, but many of you are probably reading these words from an old-fashioned paper book. Reading about new technologies on an old technology may seem incongruous or even ironic at first, but it is also a natural part of understanding communication technologies.

As we explore a wide range of technologies in this book, one of the goals of the authors is to share a variety of perspectives that you can use to understand and use communication technologies. Even though the focus is on new media – because that’s where the largest changes are taking place – there is still plenty of room for these new ...

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