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Understanding Communication Technologies

Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.*

 

Today you can do dozens of things that your parents never dreamed of: surfing the Web anytime and anywhere, watching crystal-clear sports on a large high definition television (HDTV) in your home, battling aliens on “distant worlds” alongside game players scattered around the globe, and “Googling” any subject you find interesting. This book was created to help you understand these technologies, but there is a set of tools that will not only help you understand them, but also understand the next generation of technologies.

All of the communication technologies explored in this book have a number of characteristics in common, including how their adoption spreads from a ...

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