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Unformatted text preview: Major theories when new technologies come in fear of social upheaval, tech take over humanity - alphabet: nothing happens for a while, --4 implications: information can be stored and distributed widely, literacy is power- printing press w. i.e. Guttenberg bible: major impacts brought down cost, mass production; not just the first time to hear stories from others but get inside the mind of another (writer of the novel); Lutheran reformation. Low bandwidth three techs infused: paper, oil based paints/inks and wine press- Telegraph: basic communication; world wide, critical change: distance becomes irrelevant & telephone (as technology improves, bandwidth does as well)- computer in 1946 - time based tech : stone ---- space base tech: easy to transport but dont last long- Principle of information economics: energy, time, money goes into first copy and the cost...
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2008 for the course COMM 202 taught by Professor Thomas during the Fall '06 term at USC.
- Fall '06