THE EVOLUTION OF TRADITIONAL TO NEW MEDIA

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In History
  • CAVE PAINTINGS

    CAVE PAINTINGS
    Cave paintings (also known as "parietal art") are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin, dated to some 40,000 years ago (around 38,000 BCE) in Eurasia.
  • CLAY TABLETS

    CLAY TABLETS
    In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets were used as a writing medium, especially for writing in cuneiform, throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age. Cuneiform characters were imprinted on a wet clay tablet with a stylus often made of reed (reed pen).
  • PRE-INDUSTRIAL AGE

    People discovered fire, developed paper from plants, and forged weapons and tools with stone, bronze, copper and iron.
  • PAPYRUS

    PAPYRUS
    Papyrus is a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as writing surface. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge.
  • ACTA DIURNA

    ACTA DIURNA
    Acta Diurna were daily Roman official notices, a sort of daily gazette. They were carved on stone or metal and presented in message boards in public places like the Forum of Rome.
  • PRINTING PRESS USING WOOD BLOCKS

    PRINTING PRESS USING WOOD BLOCKS
    Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper.
  • CODEX

    CODEX
    A codex, plural codices, is a book constructed of a number of sheets of paper, vellum, papyrus, or similar materials, with hand-written contents.
  • DIBAO

    DIBAO
    Dibao, sometimes called headmen or constables, were local officials in Qing and early Republican China, typically selected from among the prominent landowners. Working in communities of around 100 households, they were charged with overseeing boundaries and land disputes.
  • INDUSTRIAL AGE

    People used the power of steam, developed machine tools, established iron production, and the manufacturing of various products (including books through the printing press).
  • NEWSPAPER

    NEWSPAPER
    A printed publication (usually issued daily or weekly) consisting of folded unstapled sheets and containing news, feature articles, advertisements, and correspondence.
  • TYPEWRITER

    TYPEWRITER
    An electric, electronic, or manual machine with keys for producing printlike characters one at a time on paper inserted around a roller.
  • TELEGRAPH

    TELEGRAPH
    A system for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, especially one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection.
  • TELEPHONE

    TELEPHONE
    A system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio.
  • PUNCH CARDS

    PUNCH CARDS
    A card perforated according to a code, for controlling the operation of a machine, used in voting machines and formerly in programming and entering data into computers.
  • COMMERCIAL MOTION PICTURE

    COMMERCIAL MOTION PICTURE
    A film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon.
  • MOTION PICTURES WITH SOUND

    MOTION PICTURES WITH SOUND
    A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but decades passed before sound motion pictures were made commercially practical.
  • TELEVISION

    TELEVISION
    A system for transmitting visual images and sound that are reproduced on screens, chiefly used to broadcast programs for entertainment, information, and education.
  • LARGE ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS

    LARGE ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS
    Was amongst the earliest electronic general-purpose computers made. It was Turing-complete, digital and able to solve "a large class of numerical problems" through reprogramming.
  • MAINFRAME COMPUTERS

    MAINFRAME COMPUTERS
    Mainframe computers (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing, such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning, and transaction processing.
  • PERSONAL COMPUTERS

    PERSONAL COMPUTERS
    Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer.
  • PORTABL COMPUTERS

    PORTABL COMPUTERS
    A portable computer is a personal computer that is designed to be easily transported and relocated, but is larger and less convenient to transport than a notebook computer. The earliest PCs designed for easy transport were called portables.
  • WEB BROWSERS

    WEB BROWSERS
    Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year.
  • BLOGS

    BLOGS
    A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
  • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

    WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
    Wearable technology (also called wearable gadgets) is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. Other wearable tech gadgets include devices that have small motion sensors to take photos and sync with your mobile devices.
  • SOCIAL NETWORK

    SOCIAL NETWORK
    A dedicated website or other application that enables users to communicate with each other by posting information, comments, messages, images, etc.
  • MICROBLOGS

    MICROBLOGS
    A social media site to which a user makes short, frequent posts.
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    PRE-INDUSTRIAL AGE

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    INDUSTRIAL AGE

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    INFORMATION/DIGITAL AGE

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    ELECTRONIC AGE