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ENTERTAINMENT by Walter Oleksy


by Walter Oleksy

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-8160-3077-4
Publisher: Facts On File

An installment in the Information Revolution series provides an overview of current and predicted advances in technology as applied to the entertainment field. Oleksy (see above) attempts to cover the latest innovations in television, movies, video games, the Internet, music, sports, and radio. The book is written in the style of an extended newsmagazine article, complete with pull quotes, man-in-the-street comments, and poll results, and is unlikely to attract youthful browsers. Dedicated techies will find little that is new and may be annoyed by inaccuracies, e.g., it has been a long time since 40 megabytes was ``more than the entire storage system of most home computers.'' With a combination of current information that will soon be dated in the fast-moving world of technology and some mild predictions, this seems headed for a short shelf life. (b&w photos, index, not seen, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)