Media, Technology and Society
A History - From the Printing Press to the Superhighway
By (author) Brian Winston
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Media, Technology and Society by Brian Winston
Book DescriptionChallenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and suppression: the unwritten law by which new technologies are introduced into society only insofar as their disruptive potential is limited.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415142304
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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