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The Internet GalaxyReflections on the Internet, Business, and Society$
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Manuel Castells

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255771

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.001.0001

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Multimedia and the Internet: The Hypertext beyond Convergence

Multimedia and the Internet: The Hypertext beyond Convergence

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(p.188) Chapter 7 Multimedia and the Internet: The Hypertext beyond Convergence
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The Internet Galaxy
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Manuel Castells

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0008

This chapter begins by evaluating the failures encountered by the companies who tried to materialize ‘multimedia’. It then clarifies the meaning of the technological convergence between television and the Internet. Next, it discusses the development of wireless Internet access providing the possibility of accessing any video or text material available on-line, although the quality of transmission and reception of the image still raises great problems. Lastly, it explains the Internet and the multimedia brought about hypertexts. It notes that these hypertexts, however, are limited and they may remain so, unless this decentralized form of cultural expression can be either marketed or universally decomodified.

Keywords:   multimedia, Internet, hypertext, television, wireless Internet access, videos, hypertexts, image transmission, image reception

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