Communication Technology Update

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Performing Arts - 372 pages
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New communication technologies are being introduced at an astonishing rate. Making sense of these technologies is increasingly difficult. Communication Technology Update is the single best source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology. Now in its ninth edition, Communication Technology Update has become an indispensable information resource for business, government, and academia.

As always, every chapter has been completely rewritten to reflect the latest developments and market statistics, and now covers mobile computing, digital photography, personal computers, digital television, and electronic games, in addition to the two dozen technologies explored in the previous edition.

The book's companion website ( offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources.

*Valuable reference for communications/broadcast professionals and students
*Single source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology
*New data on teleconferencing, digital TV, and computer games

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Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research on new media technologies and consumer behavior.
Jennifer H. Meadows is Associate Professor in the Media Arts Option of the Department of Communication Design at California State University, Chico. She earned her Radio, Television and Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research integrate practical and theoretical concerns related to television production, the relationships between media and users, and changing media behavior in the new media marketplace. In addition to her teaching and research, she is Executive Producer for Milk Crate Productions and is a consultant to media organizations.

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