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Description - Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals by August E. Grant

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 11th 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 has also been expanded to cover industry structure and regulation, history, and theory along with full coverage of the latest technologies! The book's companion website offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources. The book gives students and professionals the latest information in all areas of communication technologies. The companion website offers updated information to this text, plus links to related industry resources. The book focuses on global technologies and includes coverage of other emerging technologies, as well as fully updated statistics for all technologies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780240810621
ISBN-10: 0240810627
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 219mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Focal Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - August E. Grant

Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is Senior Consultant for Focus 25 Research &Consulting, advising technology companies on strategies for introducing newtechnologies. Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research onnew media technologies and consumer behavior, with a specialty inintegrating both quantitative and qualitative research to provide a richunderstanding of consumer behavior. Grant has been published in virtuallyevery major academic journal in the communication field, and hispublications deal with adoption and use of emerging communicationtechnologies, broadband services, audience behavior, and theories of newmedia. 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 M.A.in 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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