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Information Travel Guide

Please complete the organizer for the following ways that information travels.

Type of How does information Digital or Analog Drawing Examples of


medium move through this? signals? how we use
it!
Air Sound Waves Analog Talking

Light waves Analog Seeing!

Electromagnetic BOTH Cellular


waves phone
wif

Wires ELECRICITY Both: Land line


Digital On or off Cable
Desktop
Disadvantages: Analog Range of voltages computers
Info travels slower HDMI
Interference happens Headphone
more frequently! USB
You cannot carry as
much information.

Optical LIGHT! Digital On or off Internet


fbers ADVANTAGES: (Verizon
Light signals have FiOS)
less interference
Travel at the
speed of light.
A TON of
information can
be carried.

Space ELECTROMAGNETIC BOTH Cell phone


waves Wif
(wireless Bluetooth
) Radio Remote
Microwaves control
Visible light
IR infrared

(UV)
(Xray)
(Gamma)