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Telephony

  • By: Jonathan Sterne
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

While the term telephony usually conjures images of point-to-point communication by voice, telephony actually describes a related set of technologies: telephones, switchboards, and telecommunication networks. Widely taken for granted in modern society, telephony is actually the ...

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