+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

PRINTER FRIENDLY

Digital Universe. The Global Telecommunication Revolution. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2248701
  • Book
  • February 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
For the student and general reader, a tour of the digital universe that offers critical observations and new perspectives on human communication and intelligence.
  • Traces the development and diffusion of digital information and communication technologies, providing an analysis of trans-cultural effects among developed and developing nations
  • Provides a balanced analysis of the pros and cons of the adoption and diffusion of digital technologies
  • Explores privacy, censorship, the digital divide, online games, and virtual and augmented realities
  • Follows a thematic structure, allowing readers to access the text at any point, based on their interests
  • Accompanying resources provide a wealth of related online content
  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Some Key Terms xi

Part I Introduction and Framing 1

1 The Digital Universe: A "Quick-Start" Introduction 3

2 Thinking About Moore's Law 14

3 Critical Perspectives 25

Part II Internet and Web History 41

4 Origins of the Internet 43

5 Internet Evolution 64

6 The Web 82

Part III Telecommunication and Media Convergence 103

7 Telecommunication and the "Flat" World 105

8 Digital Media Convergence 127

Part IV Internet Control, Cyberculture, and Dystopian Views 143

9 The Public and Private Internet 145

10 Censorship and Global Cyberculture 168

11 The Dark Side 186

Part V New Communication Technologies and the Future 205

12 Wired and Wireless Technologies 207

13 Virtual and Augmented Worlds 226

14 The Future of the Digital Universe 253

Index 270

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Peter B. Seel Colorado State University, USA.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Adroll
adroll