• 36,000 BCE

    PRE-INDUSTRIAL (Before 1700s)

    PRE-INDUSTRIAL (Before 1700s)
    People discovered fire, developed paper from plants, and forged weapons and tools with stone, bronze, copper and iron
  • 35,000 BCE

    *Cave Paintings (PRE-INDUSTRIAL)

    *Cave Paintings (PRE-INDUSTRIAL)
    It is also known as parietal art, are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin, beginning roughly 40,000 years ago in Eurasia. The exact purpose of the Paleolithic cave paintings is not known
  • 2500 BCE

    *Papyrus in Egypt(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)

    *Papyrus in Egypt(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)
    Papyrus plant is a reed that grows in marshy areas around the Nile river. In ancient Egypt, the wild plant was used for a variety of uses, and specially cultivated papyrus, grown on plantations, was used to make the writing material. The inside of the triangular stalk was cut or peeled into long strips
  • 2400 BCE

    *Clay Tablets(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)

    *Clay Tablets(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)
    (Akkadian ṭuppu(m)) 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)
  • 220 BCE

    *Printing Press using Wood Blocks(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)

    *Printing Press using Wood Blocks(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)
    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 in the year 220 AD
  • 130 BCE

    *Acta Diurna(PRE-INDURTIAL)

    *Acta Diurna(PRE-INDURTIAL)
    this is the Daily Acts sometimes translated as Daily Public Records) 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
  • 200


    This is the literally "reports from the [official] residences", were a type of publications issued by central and local governments in imperial China in second century.
  • 500

    *Codex in Mayan Region(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)

    *Codex in Mayan Region(PRE-INDUSTRIAL)
    Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books stemming from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. These codices were written in Mayan hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican paper, made from the inner bark of certain trees, the main being the wild fig tree or Amate (Ficus glabrata) in the 5th century
  • INDUSTRIAL AGE ( 1700s to 1930s)

    INDUSTRIAL AGE ( 1700s to 1930s)
    The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840
  • News Paper (INDUSTRTIAL AGE)

    News Paper (INDUSTRTIAL AGE)
    a printed publication (usually issued daily or weekly) consisting of folded unstapled sheets and containing news, feature articles, advertisements, and correspondence.
    London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published.
  • Telegraph (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Telegraph (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    The telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations and was invented by Samuel Morse and other inventors
  • Telephone (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Telephone (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    Alexander Graham Bell was awarded the first U.S. patent for the invention of the telephone in 1876. Elisha Gray, 1876, designed a telephone using a water microphone in Highland Park, Illinois. ... Thomas Edison invented the carbon microphone which produced a strong telephone signal.
  • Typewriter (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Typewriter (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    Typewriter to be commercially successful was invented in 1878 by Americans Christopher Latham Sholes, Frank Haven Hall, Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, although Sholes soon disowned the machine and refused to use, or even to recommend it.
  • Motion Picture Photography (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Motion Picture Photography (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    This is based on the phenomenon that the human brain will perceive an illusion of continuous movement from a succession of still images exposed at a rate above 15 frames per second. Although posed sequential pictures had been taken as early as 1860, successive photography of actual movement was not achieved until 1877, when Eadweard Muybridge used 12 equally spaced cameras to demonstrate that at some time all four hooves of a galloping horse left the ground at once.
  • Punch Cards (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Punch Cards (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    unched card, originally invented by Herman Hollerith, was first used for vital statistics tabulation by the New York City Board of Health and several states. After this trial use, punched cards were adopted for use in the 1890 census. Hollerith wasn't working in a vacuum
  • Printing Press for Mass Communication (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Printing Press for Mass Communication (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    Johannes Gutenberg is usually cited as the inventor of the printing press. Indeed, the German goldsmith's 15th-century contribution to the technology was revolutionary — enabling the mass production of books and the rapid dissemination of knowledge throughout Europe.
  • Commercial Motion Pictures (INDUSTRIAL AGE)

    Commercial Motion Pictures (INDUSTRIAL AGE)
    to produce and distribute and to promote the production and distribution of films designed to interpret Canada to Canadians and to other nations; to represent the Government of Canada in its relations with persons engaged in commercial motion picture film activity in connection with motion picture films for the Government or any department thereof
  • Motion Picture with Sound (INDUSRTIAL AGE)

    Motion Picture with Sound (INDUSRTIAL AGE)
    Vitaphone, as this system was now called, was publicly introduced on August 6, 1926, with the premiere of Don Juan; the first feature-length movie to employ a synchronized sound system of any type throughout, its soundtrack contained a musical score and added sound effects, but no recorded dialogue—in other words
  • ELECTRONIC AGE (1930S TO 1980S)

    ELECTRONIC AGE (1930S TO 1980S)
    Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.
  • *Television (ELECTRONIC AGE)

    *Television (ELECTRONIC AGE)
    Professor Kenjiro Takayanagi started his research program in television at Hamamatsu Technical College (now Shizuoka University) in 1924. He transmitted an image of the Japanese character イ(i) on a cathode-ray tube on 25 December 1926 and broadcast video over an electronic television system in 1935. His work, patents, articles, and teaching helped lay the foundation for the rise of Japanese television and related industries to global leadership
  • *Transistor Radio (ELECTRONIC AGE)

    *Transistor Radio (ELECTRONIC AGE)
    The transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry. Following their development in 1954, made possible by the invention of the transistor in 1947, they became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s.
  • *Mainframe Computers (ELECTRONIC AGE)

    *Mainframe Computers (ELECTRONIC AGE)
    Mainframe computers 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
  • OHP, LCD Projectors (ELECTRONIC AGE)

    OHP, LCD Projectors (ELECTRONIC AGE)
    Roger Appeldorn created a machine that projected the image of writing on clear film in the early 1960s, while working at 3M, according to the company's recount of the invention of the overhead projector. Appeldorn specifically reached out to businesses and teachers to push the product
  • *Wearable Technology (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Wearable Technology (INFORMATION AGE)
    Depending on the definition used for “technology,” the first wearable technology can be traced back as far as the 13th century, when eyeglasses were invented. ... The first wearable computer was created by mathematics professor Edward Thorp in the 1960s.
  • *Laptops (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Laptops (INFORMATION AGE)
    IBM announced the IBM 5155 Portable Personal Computer. In 1986, Radio Shack released the new, improved and smaller TRS Model 200. In 1988, Compaq Computer introduced its first laptop PC with VGA graphics, the Compaq SLT/286. It was a laptop size computer that weighed under 5-pounds.
  • *Smart Phones (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Smart Phones (INFORMATION AGE)
    Smartphone is a handheld personal computer. It possesses extensive computing capabilities, including high-speed access to the Internet using both Wi-Fi and mobile broadband; most, if not all smartphones also are built with support for Bluetooth and satellite navigation. Modern smartphones have a touchscreen color display with a graphical user interface that covers the front surface and enables the user to use a virtual keyboard to type and press onscreen icons.
  • *Web Browser: Mosaic (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Web Browser: Mosaic (INFORMATION AGE)
    September 1993 by NCSA Mosaic, a graphical browser which eventually ran on several popular office and home computers.This was the first web browser aiming to bring multimedia content to non-technical users, and therefore included images and text on the same page, unlike previous browser designs. Its founder, Marc Andreessen, also established the company that in 1994, released Netscape Navigator, which resulted the Internet Explorer
  • *Tablets (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Tablets (INFORMATION AGE)
    The history of tablet computers and the associated special operating software is an example of pen computing technology, and thus the development of tablets has deep historical roots.[1] The first patent for a system that recognized handwritten characters by analyzing the handwriting motion was granted in 1914.[2] The first publicly demonstrated system using a tablet and handwriting recognition instead of a keyboard for working with a modern digital computer dates to 1956.

    Yahoo! was started at Stanford University. It was founded in January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, who were Electrical Engineering graduate students when they created a website named "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web".The domain was created on January 18, 1995.

    The Google company was officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to market Google Search, which has become the most widely used web-based search engine. Page and Brin, students at Stanford University in California, developed a search algorithm – at first known as "BackRub" – in 1996.
  • *Blogspot (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Blogspot (INFORMATION AGE)
    Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. The blogs are hosted by Google and generally accessed from a subdomain of Blogs can also be served from a custom domain owned by the user (like by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google's servers. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.
  • INFORMATION AGE (1900S TO 2000S)

    INFORMATION AGE (1900S TO 2000S)
    Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.
  • *Friendster (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Friendster (INFORMATION AGE)
    Friendster was founded by Canadian computer programmer Jonathan Abrams in 2002, before the wider adoption of MySpace (2003), Hi5 (2003), Facebook (2004) and other social networking sites.
  • *Wordpress (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Wordpress (INFORMATION AGE)
    WordPress started out because the development of an existing blogging software b2/cafelog was discontinued by their main developers. In 2003, two users of b2/cafelog, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, decided to build a new platform on top of b2/cafelog

    Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark. The Skype software was created by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn. The first public beta version was released on 29 August 2003.
  • *Facebook (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Facebook (INFORMATION AGE)
    Facebook is a social networking service launched on February 4, 2004. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommate and fellow Harvard University student Eduardo Saverin.
  • *Youtube (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Youtube (INFORMATION AGE)
    YouTube was created by PayPal employees as a video-sharing website where users could upload, share and view content. The Internet domain name ""
  • *Twitter (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Twitter (INFORMATION AGE)
    It is a microblog. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day.

    Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.he service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs. Bloggers can also make their blogs private. For bloggers many of the website's features are accessed from a "dashboard" interface.
  • *Netbooks (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Netbooks (INFORMATION AGE)
    is a generic name given to a category of small, lightweight, legacy-free, and inexpensive laptop computers that were introduced in 2007. Netbooks compete in the same market segment as mobiles and Chromebooks (a variation on the portable network computer).
  • *Instagram (INFORMATION AGE)

    *Instagram (INFORMATION AGE)
    On this day in 2010, Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger unleashed the photo-sharing platform that, though they didn't know it at the time, would soon become a selfie-filled, multi-billion-dollar beast used by 500 million people.