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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Media and Communications Technologies

A Critical Introduction

ISBN 9781403998897
Publication Date November 2008
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Technology plays an ever greater role in media and communications.  With new developments such as digital broadcasting and mobile communications emerging continually, this book helps students make sense of the technological changes taking place in communications today.

STEPHEN LAX is Senior Lecturer in Communications Technology at the Institute of Communications Studies, Leeds University. He is the author of many books and articles, including Access Denied in the Information Age and Beyond the Horizon: Communication Technologies Past Present and Future.

Introduction
The Early History of Technology and Communications: The Telegraph and the Telephone
Radio
Television
Communication Channels: Data Delivery Platforms
Digital Signals and Digital Broadcasting
Computing, Communication and Convergence
Mobile Communications
An Information Society?

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'Stephen Lax's critical but balanced analysis of major 'breakthroughs' in media and communication helps untangle the social and technical choices that have shaped the information age.'
William H.Dutton, Director of Oxford Internet and Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford.
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