Properties of Media and Communication Technology

 

Properties of carrying media

Categories

Viscosity

Static, viscose, plastic

Preserving property

Permanent, transient

Portability

Portable, hard to port, non-portable

Availability

Inexpensive-expensive, dangerous/un-dangerous, easy/difficult to produce

Figure 2. Properties of carrying media.

 

Characteristic

Phases

Fidelity

Distorted-undistorted

Chronicity

Synchronic, transchronic, asynchronic

Place

Syntopic, transtopic

Reciprocity

Simplex, half duplex, full duplex

Distribution

One-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, many-to-one

Bandwidth

High-low

Reliability

Always functions - sometimes functions - never functions

Availability

Can be reached from everywhere - falling out - fixed connection

Latency

Immediate - delayed

Figure 3. Properties of communication technologies.

 

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