CHAPTER 2

The Computer

When we are … connected through our computers, we can achieve collective creative heights. Computers have already changed the way we lead our lives. Doubtlessly they will continue to do so. What is up to us is utilizing the positive potential—figuring out how we’d like them to serve us, and demanding that of our technicians, as we make the Net in our own image.

—Justin Allyn Hall, Computopia: Sharing Stories Humanizes Computer Connections (1995)

Chapter Highlights

This chapter examines:

image  Personal computing and the digital revolution

  The role of computer hardware and software as a tool for the multimedia producer

  The ...

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