Notes History of Media and Communication Globalization of the Internet
Globalization of the Internet
US has privatized domain names but retained control over their allocation
This is a sore point for Europe and other powerful economic regions
Notes History of Media and Communication Implication of Digitization
Implication of Digitization
Drive to animation and special effects
Actors worried about cyber simulators replacing them
Domination of nature: totally simulated worlds?
Question of au
Notes History of Media and Communication New Media
Definition & the Information Revolution
The Knowledge Gap
Surveillance and loss of privacy
Sharing and Market Hack
Notes History of Media and Communication Information Revolution
Digitization: using computers to store, manipulate and transmit information
in form of speech, text, data, and video more cheaply and faster than every
Notes History of Media and Communication Rate of Diffusion
Rate of Diffusion
Each generation of technology ( telegraph, telephone, radio, satellite to
cable TV, VCRs) had an increasingly rapid rate of diffusion
Key is where it reaches mass or majority (
Notes History of Media and Communication Intro
Who Says This?
1. I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
2. There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
3. 640K ought to be enough for anybody.
1. Thomas Watson,
Notes History of Media and Communication The Evolution of Communication
The Evolution of Communication
How do you communicate?
The history of communication goes back thousands of years.
What has this progress meant to you today
Notes History of Media and Communication World Wide Web
World Wide Web
Between 22 and 800 million sites less than half indexed
Main search engines:
Google (500 m page estimate)
Notes History of Media and Communication The Telephone
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and conversations break
the distance barrier.
People no longer need to be in the same room or same town to talk to one
Notes History of Media and Communication Wireless Communications
Computers and the Internet
Computers can handle large volumes of information. The computer stores