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    The Medium is the Message McLuhan’s work with literature and culture produced the revolutionary thought that “the medium is the message.” In other words, cultures are changed not only by the “content” of technology, but also by the technology itself. The basic “content” of technology is easy to recognize. The content of the railway would seem to be transportation; the content of the Internet would seem to be information. But McLuhan’s idea that the medium proclaiming the “content” is itself

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    Hypertext as a Medium for Writing

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    Hypertext as a Medium for Writing This paper will compare and analyze theoretical ideas found in Hamlet on the Holodeck by Janet H. Murry focusing on Chapter 10 “Hamlet on the Holodeck” as it relates to hypertext as a specific medium for writing, and Writing Space by Jay David Bolter focusing on Chapter 7 “Interactive Fiction” and chapter 8 “Critical Theory in a New Writing Space” and their emphasis on digital poetry and the increased role of the reader in the reading process. The information

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    Using the Internet as a Medium for Art

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    Using the Internet as a Medium for Art “ This is my space, this is my world. I can express how I feel and what I believe, it’s a different type of freedom.”(1) This quote could speak of so many places in a creative world; a university, a gallery, a bedroom, a studio, and so many others that people commonly associate with artistic space however it refers to none of these and all of these at once. I am talking about the web. The web is a new space and like all technology pushed to its limits by

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    TV is NOT a Medium of Education for Children

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    The field of technology has seen continuous growth and advancement in society and has changed gears and is now heading for a road less traveled. The road, as bumpy and winding as it seems, as following a path dictated by television and all the powerful media. The television requires visual perception and is an inactive form of gratification for viewers. The hardest hits are the young children. Children shows like cartoon have positive and negative effects on the children, and the parents should not

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    "Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love." (John LeCarre) In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear, characters are betrayed by the closest people to them. The parents betray their children, mostly unintentionally. The children deceive their parents because of their greed and power hunger. Their parents were eventually forgiven, but the greedy children were not. Parents and their children betray one and other, and are only able to do so because they are

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    Internet: The Newest Mass Medium

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    Internet: The Newest Mass Medium In order to analyze the Internet as a mass medium, we first have to look at the original intentions of the Internet. Originally the Internet was utilized strictly by the government and educational institutions. Its primary purposes were research and education, although it soon became a form of entertainment for a portion of the population through games, chat, and email. The idea of using the Internet for entertainment and commercial use was outrageous to the

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    Optical Storage Mediums

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    Optical Storage Mediums The most common way of storing data in a computer is magnetic. We have hard drives and floppy disks (soon making way to the CD-ROM), both of which can store some amount of data. In a disk drive, a read/write head (usually a coil of wire) passes over a spinning disk, generating an electrical current, which defines a bit as either a 1 or a 0. There are limitations to this though, and that is that we can only make the head so small, and the tracks and sectors so close

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    The Progression of the Medium Change between the Painting with the Digital Image Albert Borgmann, in his Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life, devises the “device paradigm” as an illustration of the pattern into which the stuff that defines technological existence falls. Even though Borgmann writes his book in 1984, it is of value to examine the paradigm in context of current developments of technological society. It becomes a question of whether the device paradigm is still applicable

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    A Detailed Business Report of One Medium Size or Large Business I have been asked to produce a detailed business report of one medium size or large business. My well- planned business report should contain: Ø The objectives, organisational structure and communication channels that operate within the business. Ø An examination of how these factors, interrelate in a way that can affect the success of the business. Ø An explanation of how quality assurance and control assurance and control systems

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    Is war changed as it becomes a ‘media event’? Based on the Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures, analyse the historical significance of the emergence of film as a, medium for representing war in the 1890s. In this day an age when any country is at war it becomes a massive media event, almost everyday news programmes present us with depictions of conflict in various different countries. Media coverage of war has increased drastically over the last century, but why is it so important to provide

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