Making the Most of Digital Communication Technology
- Leonard Shyles - Villanova University, USA
Digital Media | Introduction to Electronic Media
Deciphering Cyberspace: Making the Most of Digital Communication Technology, a collection of new chapters by media experts, social-psychologists, and legal scholars, lucidly explores the modern digital information revolution with one goal: to demystify digital communication technology. By examining its subject matter from the three perspectives of technology, markets, and policy, Deciphering Cyberspace provides an impressively comprehensive view of the technical nature of cyberspace, its social impact, and legal significance for individuals, institutions, and society. Marrying the broad social and psychological impact of technology to the personal, this text goes beyond mere operation of technology and illuminates how systems work.
This text is recommended for courses examining digital media communication in mass media, communication technology, and telecommunications. Deciphering Cyberspace is a must-have volume for anyone interested in keeping connected and learning about the ever-changing world of technology in our increasingly mediated world.
The broad approach doesn't enable the kind of detail I want students to access as a supplementary reader. It's a competitive market out there and unfortunately this book has aged somewhat.