posted Aug 12, 2003
in Communication Ethics

Communication Ethics book part for New model. (This is an automatically generated summary to avoid having huge posts on this page. Click through to read this post.)

Since this is complicated, I would like to give some examples of what all these parts are.

Let's suppose you are reading this in your web browser, via that online version of this that I am providing. What do these parts correspond to?

Remember this is all at the conceptual level, not necessary a literal level. For our purposes here a "webpage" is one message, even though at the physical level the decoder (web browser) and the assembler (web server) may actually have a two-way communication. In addition, the "assembler" may not literally correspond to one physical entity either, as multiple webservers may be used to assemble a single webpage. For example, many web sites split their "content" and "images" server for technical reasons. As usual, what really matters in this model are the people. The critical points of view are the ones that the receiver and the author have; once you have that, then you can draw the line around the "assembler" and "decoder" with confidence, even if they are very complicated machines. The technology is not important.

A more traditional example: Suppose this had been published as a traditional book.


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