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This is the first major review of interactive technologies and their cultural and social context. This is more than a welcome addition to one's library; it is the authoritative overview of international research perspectives on interactive media technologies by leading scholars around the world” – Ellen Wartella, University of Texas at Austin “The Handbook of New Media is a landmark for the study of information and communication technologies within the field of communication. Its international team of editors and authors has brought together insights gained from over two decades of scholarly research. This indispensable reference demonstrates an increased maturity and stature for “new media” research within the field” – William H Dutton, University of Southern California “A truly comprehensive and authoritative volume. This Handbook will ...

New Media Implementation and Industrial Organization
New media implementation and industrial organization
François BarCaroline Simard

Over the past quarter-century, organizations’ growing reliance upon networking technologies has brought about a deep transformation of economic activities. Information networks, once considered merely a utility like water or natural gas systems, moved centre stage during that period to become strategic infrastructures. From a technological standpoint, digital convergence was the fundamental enabler of this transition. Telecommunications and computing became more alike: networks were built upon digital technologies and increasingly served to interconnect computers, while computers relied ever more upon networks to support their basic operations. Software, at the heart of the resulting digital networks, made it possible to create new communication applications for individuals or organizations to collaborate and compete. Software ...

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