Downey's book provides a through explanation of how the technology developed, and after reading Closed Captioning, you will never again take the technology for granted and you will clearly understand its role as a communication medium. -- Susan B. Barnes Technology and Culture 2009 Downey's historical approach sheds light on the origins of innovations born of practical necessity that are driving current media trends. Information Society 2010
About the Author
Gregory J. Downey is an associate professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. He is the author of Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850--1950.