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Media technology and society: a history : From the printing press to the superhighway

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How are new media born? How do they change? And how do they change us? Media Technology and Society offers a comprehensive account of the history of communications technologies, from the printing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Winston
ISBN: 041514230X 9780415142304 0415142296 9780415142298
OCLC Number: 60169246
Description: 392 pages : 30 black and white photographs
Contents: Introduction: The Storm from Paradise: Technological Innovation, Diffusion and Suppression:Part One: Propogating Sound at Considerable Distance 1. The Telegraph: The First Electrical Medium 2. Before the Speaking Telephone 3. The Capture of Sound Part Two: The Vital Spark & Fugitive Pictures 4. Wireless and Radio 5. Mechanically Scanned Television 6. Electronically Scanned Television 7. Television Spin-Offs and RedundanciesPart Three: Device for Casting Up Sums Very Pretty 8. Mechanising Calculation 9. The First Computers 10. Suppressing the Mainframes 11. The Integrated Circuit 12. The Coming of the MicrocomputerPart Four: The Intricate Web of Trails 13. The Beginnings of Networks 14. Networks & Recording Technologies 15. Communications Satellites 16. The Satellite Era 17. Cable Television 18. The Internet Conclusion: The Pile of Debris From the Boulevard des Capucins to the Leningradsky Prospect
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