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based operating systems to object oriented operating systems, the Internet evolved into a more visual form of communication - Unlike radio, television and film, the Internet can be an interactive form of communication - The Internet is also more open and democratic; anyone with access to the technology can post messages, images, and video on the Internet Problems with the Internet - Can be addictive - Identity theft can occur over the internet - Web sites are becoming more graphics intensive, and users need to upgrade their machinery so that they have sufficient bandwidth and capacity to load images and video - Bullying can occur over the Internet - Corporations are gaining more control over the Internet: major websites are owned by corporations and users must abide by their; Internet service providers may also place restrictions on users Urbanization *read whole lecture Suburban Housing - In Canada and the US, suburban housing developments took off after WWII; subdivisions are still being added as developers continue to meet the demands of young families who want to live in newer homes and neighbourhoods - From the 1950s to the 1980s, houses were built on large lots with big back yards - In the last couple decades, there has been a trend toward building more compact houses on smaller lots - But for people with more disposable income, a small house and a small yard won’t do; there is a market for larger homes with multi-car garages; these houses are usually located in neighbourhoods with similar housing patterns
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- For higher income earners who want even more space, there are bigger houses being built in some suburban neighbourhoods and some that are built in exclusive housing developments located a few miles away from the city Some people choose not to live in the city at all… - The problem with adding more new neighbourhoods is that many of them are not self- sufficient; shopping and services and greater distances to workplaces have made more people dependent on the private automobile as a means of transportation, and to accommodate more cars, more roads need to be built and maintained - As soon as roads were build, they filled up with cars - There was a time when most shopping and services were located downtown or in neighbourhoods; but things changed with the arrival of the suburban shopping mall with lots of free parking - Many neighbourhoods had corner stores, confectionaries, drug stores, and little strip malls; they started to disappear in the 1980s, and they were replaced with convenience stores that were located near busy thoroughfares - Some of the strip malls had family owned restaurants, and there are still a few around today - Shopping moved to the malls and the major commercial strips, the number of fast food outlets grew exponentially Automobile Dependency - There is growing concern over air pollution caused by automobiles, but even if they were all replaced with non-polluting vehicles, cities would still experience a public infrastructure crisis - It costs a lot of money to keep all those cars on the road -
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