Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in by Susan P. Crawford

By Susan P. Crawford

Ten years in the past, the U.S. stood on the vanguard of the net revolution. With a few of the quickest speeds and lowest costs on the earth for high-speed web access, the kingdom was once poised to be the worldwide chief within the new knowledge-based financial system. this present day that international aggressive virtue has all yet vanished because of a chain of presidency judgements and ensuing monopolies that experience allowed dozens of nations, together with Japan and South Korea, to cross us in either pace and value of broadband. This regular slide backward not just deprives shoppers of significant companies wanted in a aggressive employment and enterprise market—it additionally threatens the industrial way forward for the nation.

This very important e-book by way of best telecommunications coverage professional Susan Crawford explores why americans at the moment are paying even more yet getting less in terms of high-speed net entry. utilizing the 2011 merger among Comcast and NBC common as a lens, Crawford examines how now we have created the largest monopoly because the breakup of normal Oil a century in the past. within the clearest phrases, this ebook explores how telecommunications monopolies have affected the day-by-day lives of shoppers and America's worldwide monetary status.

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TION In ihrer „Außenansicht“ ähneln Vectorshapes dem Flash-Darstellertyp. Die gleiche ProgrammEngine visualisiert (oder „rendert“) Flash- und Vectorshapes auf der Bühne. Genauere Informationen über die gemeinsamen Darstellungs- und Animationsoptionen der beiden Formate finden Sie in Kapitel 3 220. ) bekannt sind, werden Sie auf Anhieb mit der Erstellung von VectorshapeDarstellern in Director zurecht kommen. Sie können mit Director – im Unterschied zu den genannten Programmen – nur relativ einfache Vektordarsteller erstellen.

Meist werden Sie spezialisierte Programme zur Hilfe nehmen, wenn Sie Grafiken für eine Director-Applikation erstellen, dennoch bieten die internen Editoren wichtige Funktionen: Sie sind (fast) die einzige Möglichkeit, um bestimmte Darstellertypen zu erzeugen (Vectorshapes, animierte Cursor), oder sie verfügen über spezialisierte Funktionen, die in anderen Programmen nicht vorhanden sind. T Das Director-Malfenster – und wozu es sich (nicht) eignet Kein Grafiker wird sich mit den Möglichkeiten des Director-internen Malfensters zufrieden geben – warum eigentlich nicht?

Filtermöglichkeiten und Plug-In-Unterstützung sind nur sehr eingeschränkt vorhanden. ■ Die Möglichkeiten für Verzerrung, Skalierung und Text sind qualitativ minderwertig. ■ Erst seit Director 7 ist die Farbwahl von der Farbpalette des Director-Filmes unabhängig. ■ Bei Grafiken mit Alphakanal wird dieser nicht angezeigt; das Malfenster ist nicht für die Bearbeitung des Alphakanals geeignet. Dennoch ist das Malfenster sehr gut geeignet, um ■ Platzhalter für Grafiken zu erzeugen, ■ vielfältige Verläufe zu erzeugen, ■ importierte Grafiken zu beschneiden oder kleinere Änderungen vorzunehmen, ■ Teilbereiche eines anderen Bitmap-Darstellers in die aktuelle Grafik einzufügen oder um ■ Teilbereiche einer Grafik mit hartem Pixelrand freizustellen.

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