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Different Devices from the Pre-Historic Age to Digital Age

By jeaan
  • 38,000 BCE

    Cave Paintings

    Cave Paintings
    It is the most well-known form of primitive communication. The method involved creating pigments made from the juice of fruits and berries, colored minerals, or animal blood.
  • 2500 BCE


    The papyrus produced in Egypt was used for many purposes, but none more important than its function as a writing material. Occasionally, individual sheets were sold for the purpose of record keeping and lists, but the majority of these sheets were fashioned and sold as scrolls.
  • 2400 BCE

    Clay Tablets

    Clay Tablets
    The ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Hittites wrote on tablets made from water-cleaned clay. Clay tablets are usually associated with cuneiform writing, a script that takes its modern name from the wedge-shaped marks made by the stylus in clay.
  • 200

    Woodblock Printing

    Woodblock Printing
    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.
  • News Paper

    News Paper
    A publication printed on paper and issued regularly, usually once a day or once a week. It gives information and opinions about current events and news.
  • Optical Telegraph

    Optical Telegraph
    A telegraph consisting of a line of stations in towers or natural high points which signal to each other by means of shutters or paddles.
  • Heliograph

    A telegraph that transmits messages by flashing sunlight with a mirror, usually using Morse code. The idea for a telegraph of this type was first proposed as a modification of surveying equipment.
  • Electric Telegraph

    Electric Telegraph
    A point-to-point text messaging system. Electrical telegraphy can be considered to be the first example of electrical engineering, and was used by the emerging railway companies to develop train control systems that minimized the chances of trains colliding with each other.
  • Teleprinter

    A telegraph machine that can send messages from a typewriter-like keyboard and print incoming messages in readable text with no need for the operators to be trained in the telegraph code used on the line.
  • Typewriter

    A mechanical or electromechanical machine for typing characters. Typically, a typewriter has an array of keys, and each one causes a different single character to be produced on paper by striking an inked ribbon selectively against the paper with a type element.
  • Telephone

    A telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals that are transmitted via cables and other communication channels to another telephone which reproduces the sound to the receiving user.
  • Phonographs

    A device for the mechanical and analogue recording and reproduction of sound. The sound vibration waveforms are recorded as corresponding physical deviations of a spiral groove engraved, etched, incised, or impressed into the surface of a rotating cylinder or disc, called a "record".
  • Motion Picture Photography

    Motion Picture Photography
    The first was a mechanism to enable sequence photographs to be taken within a single camera at regular, rapid intervals, and the second was a medium capable of storing images for more than the second or so of movement possible from drums, wheels, or disks.
  • Radio

    It is the first wireless mode of communication. Radios send messages by radio waves instead of wires. It works by changing sounds or signals into radio waves, which travel through air, space, and solid objects, and the radio receiver changes them back into the sounds, words, and music we hear.
  • Mass Production Printing Press

    Mass Production Printing Press
    A mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink. It marked a dramatic improvement on earlier printing methods in which the cloth, paper or other medium was brushed or rubbed repeatedly to achieve the transfer of ink, and accelerated the process.
  • Television

    A system for transmitting visual images and sound that are reproduced on screens, chiefly used to broadcast programs for entertainment, information, and education. The television set has become a commonplace in many households, businesses, and institutions.
  • Mainframe Computer

    Mainframe Computer
    High-performance computers with large amounts of memory and processors that process billions of simple calculations and transactions in real time. The mainframe is critical to commercial databases, transaction servers, and applications that require high resiliency, security, and agility.
  • Personal Computer

    Personal Computer
    A multi-purpose microcomputer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
  • Laptop

    A battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings.
  • Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality
    A computer-generated environment with scenes and objects that appear to be real, making the user feel they are immersed in their surroundings. This environment is perceived through a device known as a Virtual Reality headset or helmet.
  • Wearable Computer

    Wearable Computer
    Any small technological device capable of storing and processing data that can be worn on the body. Wearable computers are designed for accessibility and convenience, as well as improvements to workplaces by making information quickly and readily available to the wearer.
  • Smartphone

    A mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded applications.
  • Personal Insight

    Throughout the years, we keep developing technology for its greater purpose. Media and Information are now much easier to access by every advancement that humans made. I think that this evolution of devices would help us create and map out further advancements in Media and Technology for the future.