Thursday, May 31, 2012
History of Communication
I find the origins of media to be very interesting and important. In order to understand the significance of the digital world it is important to understand how this process came about. About 20 to 30 thousand years ago primitive art such as cave paintings were found, then the agricultural revolution brought systems of notations. Furthermore, about five thousand years ago the Sumerians in Mesopotamia created writing and then the Semites alphabet came. Then the mechanical clock, steam engine, electricity and telegraph were invented. It’s astonishing to see how human nature evolved from cave writing to now digital media such as facebook twitter, foursquare and MySpace. I’m excited to see what the near present will bring.