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[edit] Media

The page title is wrong. The media listed here are TV, Film and Computer. The content (programs, shows, movies) are not called "media" [1]. I would have already changed it, but I don't really know what to. Does anybody have an idea? Loafing 19:59, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I disagree - Based on Wikipedia the content is what is generaly considered "Electronic Media" while the equipment or storage medium are more of secondary uses of the term. - ISTC 20:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
That article can actually be read either way. The disambiguation page for Media is clearer, but it's really just a disambig page. Also, 'Kipedias wikitonary does not say that media refers to the content. However, in the meantime, I have noticed that Firefox lists page components as "media", so the term is evidently used as you said, and we should leave it like it is. It's just weird that dictionaries don't seem to think people should. Loafing 20:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Strangely this is one of the big arguments from linguistics and human communication (notice no s) classes I've taken in my life. I actually remember one of the arguments surrounding the subject of what type of media punched cards were. So I see where you're comming from without a doubt, but I do think that this is how the term now exists in the general lexicon. (but I'm know some would disagree) - ISTC 20:54, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] 'Lectronic Or Not?

Movies — especially those old-school movies that TBC usually refer to — are usually not electronic. Even though most special effects are digital these days, and some movies ar even digitally recorded, we should still assume that most movies are recorded on and played back from analogue film (in movie theatres, not in your living room). I suggest that we remove the "Electronic" from the title and replace it with something more inclusive. I just have no idea, what. Loafing 19:59, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Again, I'd refer to the Wikipedia article which states: "Electronic media is media that utilizes electronic or electromechanical energy for the end user (audience) to access the content." and ". . . electronic media may be in either analog or digital format." - ISTC 20:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
The fact that electronic media can be analog is beside the point. Movies are traditionally captured on and played back from film which is not electronic. Loafing 20:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Again I refer back to the Wikipedia article: "This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which is most often created electronically, but doesn't require electricity to be accessed by the end user in the printed form." So is it not true that as a general rule that the data on the film medium can generally only be accessed by means requiring electricity? - ISTC 20:44, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed that. They got the terms "electric" and "electronic" confused. Loafing 20:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Radio Shows

If TV shows are liste don this article, why not radio shows?. Loafing 19:59, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I think that is a worthwhile notion. - ISTC 20:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
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