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Tehnological and Media Determinism -- Daniel Chandler

These are lecture notes by Daniel Chandler about McLuhan and his assessment of media.


This page, part of the Happy Fun Communication Land, summarizes views of Innis, McLuhan and Ong on the impact of technology on communication.

CIOS McLuhan Website

This page from the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship examines some of the key ideas of McLuhan's thought and applies to a range of communication studies.

McLuhan's world--and ours. David Skinner. The Public Interest, Wntr 2000 p52

This essay provides background information about Marshall McLuhan and observes how his insights, developed within the time frame of McLuhan's personal and professional experiences, can contribute to contemporary analyses of political and social life.

Interpersonal Computing and Technology Journal

This is an index of articles with links to the essays printed for the journal.

HABEAS EPISTOLAM (or: 'You've Got Mail!'). John Freivalds. Communication World, Dec 1999 v17 i1 p14.

Issues discussed concern the communication forms that existed in ancient societies around the year 01. Topics addressed include the use of manuscripts, books, telegraphs, tablets, postal systems, carrier pigeons, and transportation systems to aid communication. InfoTrac.

How to communicate globally. Ernest Gundling. Training & Development, June 1999 v53 i6 p28(4).

People who must communicate regularly across borders must be careful about adopting new technologies that alter the context of their interaction with people in other countries. Caution is needed since misunderstandings can occur if people with a different cultural background decide that new communications procedures are not suitable substitutes for face-to-face interaction. In some countries, for example, videoconferencing is considered to be an unacceptable medium for conducting business, if only because it places people from high-context cultures at a disadvantage. In many situations, the selection of mutually acceptable communications media must first be agreed upon, before voicemail, email or fax can be used as a substitute for a person-to-person meeting. Tips for selecting appropriate global communications technologies are also provided. InfoTrac.

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