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cyberfeminism

application to and promotion of feminism online

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design patents

patents that are granted when someone has invented a new and original design for a manufactured product

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digital divide

the uneven access to technology around race, class, and geographic lines

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e-readiness

the ability to sort through, interpret, and process digital knowledge

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evolutionary model of technological change

a breakthrough in one form of technology that leads to a number of variations, from which a prototype emerges, followed by a period of slight adjustments to the technology, interrupted by a breakthrough

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gatekeeping

the sorting process by which thousands of possible messages are shaped into a mass media-appropriate form and reduced to a manageable amount

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knowledge gap

the gap in information that builds as groups grow up without access to technology

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media globalization

the worldwide integration of media through the cross-cultural exchange of ideas

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media

all print, digital, and electronic means of communication

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neo-Luddites

those who see technology as a symbol of the coldness of modern life

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new media

all interactive forms of information exchange

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panoptic surveillance

a form of constant monitoring in which the observation posts are decentralized and the observed is never communicated with directly

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planned obsolescence

when a technology company plans for a product to be obsolete or unable from the time it’s created

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plant patents

patents that recognize the discovery of new plant types that can be asexually reproduced

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technological diffusion

the spread of technology across borders

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technological globalization

the cross-cultural development and exchange of technology

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technology

the application of science to solve problems in daily life

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technophiles

those who see technology as symbolizing the potential for a brighter future

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utility patents

patents that are granted for the invention or discovery of any new and useful process, product, or machine