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The New Communications Technologies, 5th Edition by Barbara Morgenstern, Michael Mirabito

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1        Communication in the Modern Age

Much has been written about the communication revolution—some of it realistic, some of it not. Years ago, authors predicted that we would be using videophones, that satellites would create worldwide communications nets, and that we would be watching 3-D television and using personal computers (PCs). Although all of these predictions have not fully materialized, many have. Sophisticated satellites ring the globe and PCs have forever altered the way we work.

We are clearly living during a communication revolution. New and existing technologies and applications are shaping the communications industry and society. For example:

•  The latest generation of PCs can produce sophisticated multimedia presentations. ...

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