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Communication and Cyberspace
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  • Authored by: Robert Plotkin
  • From the Series: Computers, Internet, and Society
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7753-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 303.48/33
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 218


The telegraph fundamentally changed the way communication happened, since the telegraph was the first time data was sent electrically over a wire. For many, computers have overtaken various methods of conversation as a means of communication. Communication and Cyberspace traces the history of communication technology and explores the many ways in which computers and the Internet are now being used to facilitate communication. Covering the history of communication technology, this new, full-color resource examines how staying in touch with friends and family has gotten easier with the invention of newer technological advancements and how some of these advancements have even accommodated people with disabilities.

Chapters include:

  • History of Electronic Communication: From Morse Code to Talking Through Your Computer
  • Personal Communication: Staying in Touch with Friends and Family
  • Business Communication: Beyond Interoffice Mail
  • Education: the Modern Classroom
  • Publishing and Journalism: the Printing Press Goes Online
  • Accessibility: Accommodating People with Disabilities
  • Freedom of Speech: Is There Anything You Cannot Say?
  • From One-to-One to Many-to-Many: the Wide Reach of Computer Communication.


Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Chronology. Further resources.

About the Author(s)

Robert Plotkin is a patent attorney specializing in patent protection for computer technology. His firm, Robert Plotkin, P.C., has been named a "Go-To Law Firm for Leading Technology Companies" by American Lawyer Media. He is the author of The Genie in the Machine: How Computer-Automated Inventing Is Revolutionizing Law and Business, which explores the impact of invention automation technology on high-tech companies and patent law. Plotkin received his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law and currently teaches a course entitled Software and the Law.

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