Ebooks - 1,408 words
The frenzy over electronic media is becoming a hot topic for many reasons today. E-books, one of the newest electronic sources, are becoming more and more talked about in debates dealing with readings. Although e-books have their advantages, the disadvantages seem to overwhelm in many cases. I feel the Internet is very useful to get electronic articles, but they are easier to read if they are on paper. According to Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in Click if You Dar: Its Cyberscript, the e-book was very appealing in its book-like size and shape (Lehmann-Haupt 1). Being able to just throw it in her purse and go struck Michelle V. Rafter in E-Books May Become Mainstream through New Devices and Title ...
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Children And The Internet - 1,807 words
Although the U.S. created the Internet in the 1960s as a communications tool for the military, it was not until after the government opened it to the public in the late 1980s that the Internet became a unique communications phenomenon. Nobody could predict the speed by which people all over the world grabbed onto this new form of technological communication. In 1995, there were an estimated 56 million Internet users worldwide; by 1999, this figure is expected to rise to 200 million. This tremendous growth has caused something our world has never seen before; for the first time in history, the governments of this planet are facing something that is larger than all of them combined . . . and t ...
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1960s - 4,021 words
The 1960s were a time of major political and social change. These changes were primarily fuelled by the youth of the time. Their parents had come from life in both the great depression of the 1930s as well as World War II, and were on a whole more conservative than their children, a fact the younger generation did not like. In the early 60s the electronic media (Television and radio) became an important communication tool, as opposed to the largely print based media of previous decades. With change came a profound increase in the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and information, which in turn influenced a generation to become much more active in politics and other affairs which affected them, t ...
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Hemingways Writing Style - 1,637 words
Hemingway's style left a deep imprint on the landscape of prose In the years after the First World War, the Young Man Who Lived and Loved Hard and Wrote Well revolutionized American literature. His prose was a symphony of short, strong, sonorous sentences. His heroes were men broken by the world but left "strong at the broken places." His women were both strong and weak, and they were always very beautiful in their summer dresses. The Young Man Who Lived and Loved Hard and Wrote Well lied out of his mouth and told the truth out of his typewriter. He defined courage better than any writer ever had before. But he died a coward's death by his own hand, his brains and blood staining the foyer of ...
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Guttenburg Elegies - 592 words
The Gutenberg Elegies is not only about the loss of the printed word, but of books, literature, reading, history, culture, language, sensibility, the past, community, faith, the self and the soul. Responsible for their unfortunate extinction is technology, or so Birkert says. Birkerts is out to speak up for the act of reading, to stand by the printed book, and to defend the literary culture that books and reading created. Reading, the book, and literary culture are put in jeopardy, not only by electronic mass media, but also by the digitization and electronic manipulation of the written word and by its electronic transmission. I would like to suggest two reasons why the book is off. First, h ...
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Ideal Body - 1,037 words
Several decades ago, consistent research demonstrated stereotypical behavioural and personality traits associated with each of the three somatotypes. These studies suggested that mesomorphic (medium body build) body types were associated with the most favourable traits whereas the heavier endomorphs were associated with being socially aggressive, lazy, and unattractive and the thin ectomorphs were associated with being nervous, socially withdrawn, and submissive. Research has demonstrated that there has been movement away from a preference for an hourglass figure to a less curvaceous and angular shape body (Silverstein, 1986). Correlational research demonstrates the changing ideal of beauty ...
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Web Quest - 1,773 words
Introduce the problem- Many incoming college freshmen do not have adequate computer skills. Even those incoming freshmen that possess some computer skills find that their literacy levels are not on the same level as other students who have had better access to technology. This paper demonstrates that providing students with access to modern, efficient technology levels the educational playing field for incoming freshman. It is fair to say that part of the problem of uneven computer literacy among incoming freshman stems from some public school districts not having a high speed Internet connection. Furthermore, students do not know how to access online information or use the multimedia comput ...
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Media Censorship - 1,365 words
Censorship of the media is a hotly contested topic that has spawned a controversial outcry from the public. The public has also declared that there is excessive violence portrayed on television and that this violence ultimately negatively affects viewers, especially children. Hence, there exists a double-edged sword. Censorship is the regulation and control of information and ideas that are circulated among people within a society. It refers to the examination of electronic and print media for the purposes of altering and/or suppressing parts of the media thought to be inappropriate and/or offensive (Microsoft Encarta 97) The implication of censorship is that it is necessary for the protecti ...
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Real Networks Real Audio - 630 words
When was the last time you listened to an audio sample of your favorite music artist on your personal computer? If you answered any date at all you have Real Networks to thank. Real Networks was created by Rob Glaser in 1994 as Progressive Networks and was based out of Seattle. Since the introduction of Real Audio, Real Networks technology has grown to be the most popular format for delivering streaming multimedia over the Internet. Real Networks initial goal has been to develop and market software and services for the average person to send and receive real-time audio samples from any computer source. Real Networks provides downloadable software for new users to register and then install to ...
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Magazines - 1,609 words
In the six hundred years that have passed since Johannes Gutenberg first was first credited with inventing movable type, periodical literature has become a multi-billion dollar conglomerate that rivals no other. While some may argue that it was actually the eleventh century Chinese publisher Pi Ching that devised such a system, it is no doubt that advances in technology are responsible for the growth of magazines, and in many cases, magazines are in part accountable for the growth of society. Movable type, whoever its creator, was merely a system of interchangeable printing blocks, each containing a different character in the alphabet. These blocks could be put in any order, creating an endl ...
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Factors Effecting Voter Participation - 1,349 words
Factors Affecting Voter Participation One of the most important aspects of any democracy is participation by the citizens in it. Perhaps the most basic form of participation is the act of voting. For this reason many political scientists have chosen to study the factors that effect peoples willingness or unwillingness to vote. Two such articles are Relationships of Media Use and Political Disaffection to Political Efficacy and Voting Behavior and Registration, Turnout, and State Party Systems. The first addresses several factors (Cynicism, Efficacy, and Disaffection) as they relate to media use or the lack of it and the effect the level of media use has on voter participation. The second sta ...
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Ocuppational - 1,343 words
... es the point of emotional exhaustion or burnout, you may see a rise in absenteeism and low moral. The symptoms of the ailment that are less noticeable by coworkers in most cases, but contribute to the degradation of the persons mental health are: insomnia, an increase use of drugs and alcohol, as well as marital and family problems (R. Golembiewski 1991). Impact of Stress Cases on an Organization: Stress related problems have cost industry billions of dollars. Some experts estimate the total cost of stress related aliments to be as high as 150 billion dollars a year (Newsweek 1988). Included in this cost is reduce productivity, absenteeism and medical costs. According to L. Murphy (1986) ...
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Population - 1,150 words
With each passing day, people age, babies are born, and people die. Yet, as each day passes on, what happens to the population? Does a majority of the population fall within a certain age bracket, and if so, what is that age bracket? Peter, is the founder and president of Global Business Network, an organization which studies business and demographic trends. He presents an argument stating that a majority of the population will be teenagers in the 21st century (49). Schwartz's argument is refuted by Wolfgang Lutz, head of the Population Project of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, who feels that the population trends of the 21st century will lead to the elderly being t ...
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Computer Graphics - 1,074 words
Computer graphics is the use of computers to produce pictorial images. The images produced can be printed documents or animated motion pictures, but the term computer graphics refers particularly to images displayed on a video display screen, or display monitor. These screens can display graphic as well as alphanumeric data. A computer-graphics system basically consists of a computer to store and manipulate images, a display screen, various input and output devices, and a graphics software package for example, a program that enables a computer to process graphic images by means of mathematical language. These programs enable the computer to draw, color, shade, and manipulate the images held ...
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Starting A Business On The Internet - 1,934 words
The number one question to ask when starting a business, whether on the Web or in a traditional setting, is why would people want to buy the product or service. Somewhere in the world, one can find people selling anything so why would people come to you? Are you selling something unique, do you make or market something that no one can find anywhere else or would find it almost impossible to find elsewhere? Do you sell your product at a lower price then anyone else? Maybe your prices are competitive with other businesses but you offer superior service. Perhaps you have the ability to offer unique services that no one else can or will duplicate. Do you have some other advantage over other comp ...
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Mcluhan - 1,488 words
Author and social theorist Tom Wolfe once commented on Canadian professor Marshal McLuhans mantra, the medium is the message saying: The new technologiesradically alter the entire way people use their five senses, the way they react to things, and therefore, their entire lives and the entire society. It doesnt matter what the content of a medium like t.v. is 20 hours a day of sadistic cowboys caving in peoples teeth or Pablo Casals droning away on his cello. How is it that violence and the arts are effective in the same manner? Wouldnt the content be the most important factor in analyzing a television program? To understand Marshall McLuhans theories the reader must not be concerned with the ...
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My Goals - 787 words
There are three careers, which I may be aspired to: Architects are licensed professionals trained in the art, and science of building design. This means the overall artistic appreciation, plus the functional look of buildings, or other structures. They design the overall aesthetic. Artist generally fall into one of three groups: Art Directors formulate design concepts, with presentation approaches for visual communications media. Fine Artists create original artwork using a variety of media combined with their own techniques. Multi-Media artists, (including Animators) create special effects such as animation, films, video, computers, or other electronic media. Service technicians specialize ...
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Amusing Ourselves To Death; Mediums, Friend Or Foe? - 1,161 words
Electronic media is inferior to print media due to the fact that electronic media can be bias, selective, and evasive for the purpose of entertainment. Electronic media serves as a form of entertainment with a main goal of serving their ratings rather than serving the people. It would seem that Postman would agree with this theory since he describes electronic media as a form of entertainment rather than a reliable source of information and facts in his book Amusing Ourselves to Death. Lets start by taking a look at the bias side of electronic media. Take for instance the difference between Fox News and CBS. Both are news stations, both are intended to bring us the news, yet the way in which ...
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Technology And The Media - 1,760 words
In this essay, British historian and broadcaster Asa Briggs looks at how technological advances made in recent decades have created a revolution in the media, allowing people to communicate in ways they had never dreamed of. Briggs notes that although these new modes of communicationincluding the television, the personal computer, the Internet, and other digital technologiesare available throughout many parts of the world, these media may be used in different ways depending upon the prevailing political and social circumstances. Briggs also raises questions about the future of the media and how the unfolding media revolution will affect peoples lives. Technology and the Media The sense that ...
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The Impact Of Technology Upon The Course Of Trial - 2,605 words
Introduction In an era of unyielding and universal multimedia messaging, words hardly ever stand alone. The power of spoken language and the guidance of the written word aren't to be overlooked, but they shouldn't be considered the exclusive format for effective courtroom communication. We are well past the point when technical proficiency is considered unsuitable to the professional status of lawyers. With technological incompetence, jurors are no longer amused. There is growing impatience with multimedia illiteracy because digital technology has brought media virtuosity into the homes of every computer carrying young adult in the western world, with substantial trickle-up to their parents. ...
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