Evolution of Traditional Media to New Media

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  • 38,000 BCE

    Drawings and Carvings

    Drawings and Carvings
    Communication began as drawing on walls of caves and carvings on bark of trees.
  • -500 BCE


    A book constructed of a number of sheets of paper, vellum, papyrus, or similar materials, with hand-written contents invented by the Christians.
  • -300 BCE


    It 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.
  • -220 BCE

    Woodblock Printing

    Woodblock Printing
    It 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. Ukiyo-e is the best known type of Japanese woodblock art print.
  • 1455

    First Printed Bible

    First Printed Bible
    Johann Gutenberg holds the distinction of being the inventor of the movable-type printing press. Gutenberg produced what is considered to be the first book ever printed: a Latin language Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany.
  • 1500

    Movable Type Machine

    Movable Type Machine
    Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany is acknowledged as the first to invent a metal movable-type printing system in Europe, the printing press. Gutenberg was a goldsmith familiar with techniques of cutting punches for making coins from moulds.
  • Doctrina Cristiana

    Doctrina Cristiana
    The Doctrina Christiana was an early book on the Roman Catholic Catechism, written by Fray Juan de Plasencia, and is believed to be one of the earliest printed books in the Philippines. He derived its name from the Latin term Doctrina Christiana meaning the “teachings of the church” .
  • Telegraph

    It is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message. Thus semaphore is a method of telegraphy, whereas pigeon post is not.
  • Typewriter

    It is a hand-operated mechanical device with which on typing keys can produce printed characters on paper. There are different types of typewriters, including mechanical typewriters, electric typewriters and electronic typewriters.
  • Vitascope

    It was an early film projector first demonstrated in 1895 by Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat. They had made modifications to Jenkins patented Phantoscope, which cast images via film and electric light onto a wall or screen.
  • Television

    It is an electronic device used to receive sound and images which create television programs that people watch.
  • Transmitter

    It is an electronic device used in telecommunications to produce radio waves in order to transmit or send data with the aid of an antenna. The transmitter is able to generate a radio frequency alternating current that is then applied to the antenna, which, in turn, radiates this as radio waves.
  • Transistor Radio

    Transistor Radio
    The invention of the transistor radio signaled the development of semi- conductor devices, considered the foundation of modern electronics, as it led to the invention of integrated circuits, a technology that will be critical in the development of the computer.

    The ARPANET was created and considered as the predecessor of the internet. It was a large area- wide network created by the US military, specially the US Defense Advanced Research Agency (ARPA) to serve a ground for networking technologies that will link the military to various federal agencies.
  • Laptop

    A laptop, often called a notebook or "notebook computer", is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, an alphanumeric keyboard on the lower part of the "clamshell" and a thin LCD or LED computer screen on the upper portion, which is opened up to use the computer. Laptops are folded shut for transportation, and thus are suitable for mobile use.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    It is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and can be accessed via the Internet.