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Chapter 16. Multimedia > Multimedia Defined (More or Less)

Multimedia Defined (More or Less)

Multimedia is one of those concepts that gets really fuzzy around the edges; broadly speaking, it's a presentation that combines more than one medium.

On your Mac, multimedia usually comes in the form of a document that combines at least two (and usually more) of the following: text, pictures, sound, animation, video, and interactivity. A Web page that combines text, links, and graphics is a simple form of multimedia; so is a PowerPoint presentation; so is a QuickTime movie or a HyperCard stack or a Director project or a Flash file.


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