1The Communication Technology Ecosystem

August E. Grant, Ph.D.*

Communication technologies are the nervous system of contemporary society. These technologies are critical to commerce, essential to entertainment, and intertwined in our interpersonal relationships. Because these technologies are so vitally important, any change in communication technologies has the potential to impact virtually every area of society.

The starting point for studying these technologies is identifying the wide range of factors related to the technology, which will be referred to throughout this book as the Communication ...

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