Book: Stephen Lax 1 Jan 1997

Beyond the horizon

Communication technologies:past, present & future

Beyond the horizon contributes to an understanding of electronic communications technologies by explaining the technical ideas that underlie them.

The technologies, from the invention of the telephone to the internet, are described in their social and historical context. This context indicates the multiplicity of factors, political, social as well as technological which affect the development of these systems. This explanation is clear and assumes no technical knowledge on the part of the reader. The principles of communication technologies are described in a social context and are illustrated with explanatory diagrams.
Also included in this book is a discussion of likely implications of the internet and its related technologies, offering a critique of technological determinism.


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