Communication in History

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    Cave Drawings

    Cave Drawings
    They actually originated around 40,000 - 10,000 BCE. A cave drawing includes form of parietal art that involves the use of different color pigments on walls, floors, or even ceilings of ancient cave shelters. The people of the past utulized cave drawings to communicate through various symbols since they had not yet developed a written language. "Prehistoric Cave Painting (40,000-10,000 BCE)." Stone Age Cave Painting. Encyclopedia of Stone Age Art. Web. 8 Oct 2014. <http://www.visual-arts-cork.c
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    Written Language

    Written Language
    Written language actually originated around 2700 BC. the invention of a writing system appears to have coincided with the transition of hunter-gatherer nomad societies to less mobile, agrarian communities. As people started needing to keep records of trades and the such, the need for a written language arose in order to make life easier. Written language was just the beginning of the modern communication revolution. "The History of Writing." Historian. N.p.. Web. 9 Oct 2014.
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    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    The printing press was invented at some point during 1436 and completed in 1440. It was invented by Johann Gutenburg in order to print the first copy of the Bible. Printing then spread throughout Europe. Kreis, Steven. "The Printing Press." The History Guide. N.p., 13 Apr 2012. Web. 9 Oct 2014.
  • Typewriter

    The original concept of the typewriter dates back to 1714 when Henry Mill filed for a patent for a machine that had the same basic function. However, the first typewriter that was proven to work was built by Pelligrino Turri in 1808 for a blind friend of his. Commercial production of the typewriter begain in 1870 with the "writing ball" invented by Rasmus Malling-Hansen. Polt, Richard. "A Brief History of Typewriters." . N.p.. Web. 9 Oct 2014. <
  • Telephone

    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gary were both in the running to patent their own version of the first telephone, but Bell won. He has actually discovered the telephone on accident when he was trying to improve the telegraph. Bell was interested in the qualities of sound, and he used that interet to try to find a way to send multiple message telegraphs; this led to the possibility of electrical transmission of a voice.
    "The History of Communication Technology." . N.p.. Web. 10 Oct 2014
  • Internet

    J.C.R. Licklider from MIT first envisioned the concept of the internet in 1962 and set out to make it a reality. Using standard communication protocols, a global computer network eventually emerged that was providing a variety of info and communication facilities. Leiner, Barry M., Vinton G. Cerf, and et al. "Brief History of the Internet." Internet Society. Internet Society. Web. 10 Oct 2014.
  • Skype

    Swiss software developers Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis created the video calling software that first allowed people to engage in video calls from their phones or computers. Being revolutionary technology in the modern communication field, they made immense profits extremely quickly. "History of Skype." The Wall Street Journal.. Dow Jones & Company, n.d. Web. 9 Oct 2014.