1. Select a recent mass media technology, for example, the iPad, and explain what you think its future will hold as it relates to the stages of technological innovation.
Since its release, the iPad has continued to grow steadily and paved the way for similar tablet devices from other companies. As we have seen with countless other devices, (mobile phone, computers, cameras) I have no doubt that Apple will continue to develop the iPad to remain updated and meeting the consumer’s expectations.
With each version that is released, we have seen huge changes within the iPad. Better battery, forward and rear facing cameras, improved processors, beautiful displays are a few examples of what has changed within the generations of iPad. Sales have remained steady, if not increased as people’s need for technology increases.
2. Describe what you see as one of the main roadblocks to technologically driven change in developing countries in Africa or Asia today.
In these countries, poverty is so common that often times the people there simply can’t afford the technology like people in other parts of the world. Sometimes, these countries can also be fearful of change and “Western” technology.
With poverty rates so high, it has become difficult for people to do much more than provide enough for themselves to survive. Even agricultural or educational technology is not very developed due to the lack of money. While there are growing numbers of people aiding others, it simply isn’t enough and much of the focus is on helping with health care or education, not necessarily technology.
1. Do you believe that newspapers are dying as a result of the challenges posed by the Internet and digitally related content platforms, or do you think the newspaper industry as a whole will succeed in adapting and becoming viable? How do you feel about critics’ claims that Arianna Huffington has brought about the death of newspapers?
I feel that newspapers are dying as a result of...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document