Tištěná verze: Poe, Marshall. History of communications. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 ISBN 9780521179447
Obsahuje bibliografické odkazy a rejstřík
Introduction : media causes and effects -- Homo loquens : Humanity in the age of speech -- Homo scriptor : humanity in the age of manuscripts -- Homo lector : humanity in the age of print -- Homo videns : humanity in the age of the audio-visual media -- Homo somnians : humanity in the age of Internet -- Conclusion : the media and human well-being
"Communications and Humanity advances a new theory of media that explains the origins and impact of different forms of communication - speech, writing, print, electronic devices, and the Internet - on human history in the long term. New media are "pulled" into widespread use by broad historical trends and these media, once in widespread use, "push" social institutions and beliefs in predictable directions. This view allows us to see for the first time what is truly new about the Internet, what is not, and where it is taking us"--Provided by publisher.
CONTENTS // Tables and Charts page vii // Preface ix // Acknowledgments xi // Introduction: Media Causes and Media Effects t // 1. Homo loquens: Humanity in the Age of Speech z6 // 2. Homo scriptor: Humanity in the Age of Manuscripts 61 // 3. Homo lector: Humanity in the Age of Print tot // 4. Homo videns: Humanity in the Age of Audiovisual Media 152 // 5. Homo somnians: Humanity in the Age of the Internet 202 // Conclusion: The Media and Human Well-Being 25 i // Notes 277 // Index 325 // V