Once I recovered from the initial fury upon reading my least two favourite words; ‘Technological Determinism’, I managed to find the courage to continue on with this reading.
This Potts Murphie seemed more Communications Histories and Technologies than it is Network Media. I’m finding more and more that each course we study at uni share similarities and overlap, with good purpose and meaning. To reiterate what we’ve learnt so far in Network Media, this often online industry is very interconnected and works as one big community. This was further expressed in the reading.
Also touched on in the reading is the concept of technology growing with society. Having already considered this idea in the Communications course, I found this easy to reinterpret and grasp in relation to Network Media.