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These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Electronic Media (Martindale’s Reference Desk)


electronic : of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics — Webster

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Electronics is the science of controlling electrical energy electrically, in which the electrons have a fundamental role. Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes, integrated circuits, associated passive electrical components, and interconnection technologies. Commonly, electronic devices contain circuitry consisting primarily or exclusively of active semiconductors supplemented with passive elements; such a circuit is described as an electronic circuit. — Wikipedia

David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science, Encyclopædia Britannica

Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical energy for the end-user (audience) to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which today are most often created electronically, but don’t require electronics to be accessed by the end-user in the printed form. The primary electronic media sources familiar to the general public are better known as video recordings, audio recordings, multimedia presentations, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content. Most new media are in the form of digital media. However, electronic media may be in either analog or digital format. Although the term is usually associated with content recorded on a storage medium, recordings are not required for live broadcasting and online networking. Any equipment used in the electronic communication process (e.g. television, radio, telephone, desktop computer, game console, handheld device) may also be considered electronic media. — Wikipedia





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Electronics Weekly
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Electronics Weekly Electronics Design & Components Tech News

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    Digi-Key has launched its annual Back2School Prize Draw, giving students the chance to enter a sweepstakes or to submit their design ideas for chances to win an InstaLab home lab setup, as well as many other prizes and kits. The 2020 #DKBack2School Giveaway runs Sept. 8 – Nov. 12, 2020, with winners announced shortly after ... This story continues at Digi-Key launches annual Back2School sweepstake Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

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    Wiser heads than those around today used to manage US-EU industrial affairs. 13 years ago when ASML of the Netherlands acquired Silicon Valley Group of the USA, the regulatory processes were accomplished with exemplary courtesy and despatch. “The thing peculiar to the US was a check on whether these were assets which were vital to ... This story continues at When US-EU Industrial Issues Were Settled Courteously Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly