Dedication — The Culture of Private Communication in a Realm of Uncertainty

  • Ulrich Thomas Lange
Part of the European Communication Council (ECC): Report 1997 book series (EUROCOMM)


When authors write articles on “multimedia” their recipe usually seems to be confined but still diverse, but the ingredients tend to be more or less the same: take an ounce of Nora and Mine, a piece of Gates, and season the dish with some Negroponte. The new world of multimedia apparently needs prophets and visionaries, but there is good reason to assume too that the positive function of an “information” revolution in the private home, deeply rooted in techno belief, is hastily swamped by new sorts of easy going (and easy selling) techno hype.


Virtual Reality Communication Environment Interpersonal Communication Reasoning Public Mass Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Thomas Lange
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  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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