Evolution of Traditional to New Media

  • 35,000 BCE

    Cave Paintings

    Cave Paintings
    Cave paintings are painted drawings on cave walls or ceilings, mainly of prehistoric origin, beginning roughly 40,000 years ago (around 38,000 BCE) in Eurasia. Evidence suggests that they were not merely decorations of living areas, since the caves in which they have been found do not have signs of ongoing habitation, Some theories hold that cave paintings may have been a form of communication, while other theories ascribe them a religious or ceremonial purpose.
  • 2500 BCE

    Papyrus in Egypt

    Papyrus in Egypt
    Papyrus is a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge. Papyrus can also refer to a document written on sheets of such material, joined together side by side and rolled up into a scroll, an early form of a book. Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt, as the papyrus plant was once abundant across the Nile Delta.
  • 2400 BCE

    Clay Tablets in Mesopotamia

    Clay Tablets in Mesopotamia
    Clay tablets 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. Once written upon, many tablets were dried in the sun or air, remaining fragile. Other tablets, once written, were fired in hot kilns making them hard and durable. They were at the root of first libraries.
  • 130 BCE

    Acta Diurna in Rome

    Acta Diurna in Rome
    The Roman Acta Diurna (translated from the Latin to mean ‘Daily Acts’ or ‘Daily Public Records’) were the daily public notices that were posted in certain public places around the ancient city of Rome. These notices kept the ancient inhabitants of Rome up to date with current events. They contained various forms of news, ranging from the official to entertainment, and even astrological readings.
  • 200

    Dibao in China

    Dibao in China
    Dibao, literally "reports from the residences", were a type of publications issued by central and local governments in imperial China. Different sources place their first publication as early as the Han Dynasty or as late as the Tang Dynasty. They contained official announcements and news, and were intended to be seen only by bureaucrats. Selected items from a gazette might then be conveyed to local citizenry by word of mouth and/or posted announcements.
  • 220

    Printing Press Using Wood Blocks

    Printing Press Using Wood Blocks
    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. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD. Woodblock printing existed in Tang China during the 7th century AD and remained the most common East Asian method of printing books and other texts, as well as images, until the 19th century.
  • 500

    Codex in Mayan Region

    Codex in Mayan Region
    Maya codices are folding books written by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Maya hieroglyphic script on Meso-American bark cloth. The folding books are the products of professional scribes working under the patronage of deities such as the Tonsured Maize God and the Howler Monkey Gods. The codices have been named for the cities where they eventually settled.
  • Punch Cards

    Punch Cards
    A punch card is a piece of stiff paper that can be used to contain digital data represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions. These were widely used through much of the 20th century in the data processing industry, where specialized and increasingly complex unit record machines, organized into semiautomatic data processing systems, used punched cards for data input, output, and storage.
  • Newspaper - The London Gazette

    Newspaper - The London Gazette
    The 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. The London Gazette claims to be the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, having been first published on 7 November 1665 as The Oxford Gazette.
  • Telegraph

    Telegraphy is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message. Telegraphy requires that the method used for encoding the message be known to both sender and receiver. Many methods are designed according to the limits of the signalling medium used. The use of smoke signals, beacons, reflected light signals, and flag semaphore signals are early examples.
  • Typewriter

    A typewriter is an electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer's movable type. A typewriter has an array of keys, and pressing one causes a different single character to be produced on the paper, by causing a ribbon with dried ink to be struck against the paper by an element similar to the sorts used in movable type letterpress printing. At the end of the nineteenth century, the term typewriter was also applied to a person who used a typing machine.
  • Large Electronic Computers (ENIAC)

    ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was among the earliest electronic general-purpose computers made. It was Turing-complete, digital and able to solve "a large class of numerical problems" through reprogramming.
  • Telephone

    A telephone, or phone, is 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.
  • Motion Picture Projection/Photography

    Motion Picture Projection/Photography
    Motion picture are series of still photographs on film, projected in rapid succession onto a screen by means of light. Because of the optical phenomenon known as persistence of vision, this gives the illusion of actual, smooth, and continuous movement. It is a remarkably effective medium in conveying drama and especially in the evocation of emotion. Emerging at the end of the 19th century, this new art form became one of the most popular and influential media of the 20th century and beyond.
  • Printing Press For Mass Production

    Printing Press For Mass Production
    A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium, 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. Typically used for texts, the invention and global spread of the printing press was one of the most influential events in the second millennium.
  • Television

    Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news.
  • Transistor Radio

    Transistor Radio
    A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry. Their pocket size sparked a change in popular music listening habits, allowing people to listen to music anywhere they went. Beginning in the 1980s, however, cheap AM transistor radios were superseded by devices with higher audio quality such as portable CD players, personal audio players, boomboxes, and (eventually) smartphones, some of which contain radios themselves.
  • Mainframe Computers - IBM 704

    Mainframe Computers - IBM 704
    The IBM 704, introduced by IBM in 1954, is the first mass-produced computer with floating-point arithmetic hardware.The IBM 704 Manual of operation states: "The type 704 Electronic Data-Processing Machine is a large-scale, high-speed electronic calculator controlled by an internally stored program of the single address type."
  • Portable Computers

    Portable Computers
    A portable computer was a computer designed to be easily moved from one place to another and included a display and keyboard. The first commercially sold portable was the 50 pound IBM 5100, introduced 1975. The next major portables were Osborne's 24 pound CP/M-based Osborne 1 and Compaq's 28 pound 100% IBM PC compatible Compaq Portable.
  • Laptops

    A laptop, also called a notebook computer or just notebook, is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, having, typically, a thin LCD or LED computer screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid of the "clamshell" and an alphanumeric keyboard on the inside of the lower lid. The "clamshell" is opened up to use the computer. Laptops are folded shut for transportation, and thus are suitable for mobile use.
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

    Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
    An LCD projector is a type of video projector for displaying video, images or computer data on a screen or other flat surface. To display images, LCD projectors typically send light from a metal-halide lamp through a prism or series of dichroic filters that separates light to three polysilicon panels. As polarized light passes through the panels, individual pixels can be opened to allow light to pass or closed to block the light.
  • Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality
    Virtual reality is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic. This immersive environment can be similar to the real world or it can be fantastical, creating an experience that is not possible in ordinary physical reality.
  • Smartphones

    A 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 are also 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.
  • Wearable Technology

    Wearable Technology
    Wearable technology are smart electronic devices that can be worn on the body as implants or accessories. Wearable devices such as activity trackers are best example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data through the internet with a manufacturer and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.
  • Insight of Hannah Custodio

    Insight of Hannah Custodio
    For me, the evolution of traditional to new media is another proof that the human mind is a complicated thing. we have been innovators and inventors of different things that makes our daily living easier for the past decades and eras and we continue to think more of what we could possibly contribute to our growing and evolving generations.
  • Insight of Samantha Leysa

    Insight of Samantha Leysa
    New media is useful but the years passed by, people discovers different technologies where have a good aspects that would push people to buy. As people discover new technologies, people also teaches young ones to be lazy or to focus on their gadgets, they might also forget to play outside the house. Sooner or later young ones doesn't know anything about the newspaper or about the radio, for they only focus in the new technologies.
  • Insight of Kia Mae Wilson

    Insight of Kia Mae Wilson
    New media is interactive and user-generated while old media is a more traditional way which until now becomes very helpful in communication media in the past, present, and in the near future. If we choose to use new media properly and appropriately we will be able to spread goodness; people will be informed, people will be productive and people will be educated. Inventions have no contentment like how people live in virtual world but one thing I can assure, people live to be creative.
  • Insight of Charisse Koh

    Insight of Charisse Koh
    Years before, people used newspapers in reading news to know what are the happenings in the country. People also used to listen some news in the radio, or what in the television, to be updated about the happenings in a country. But as the years passed by, people discovers new media, that help people to read or watch news in a easy way, where they don't need to buy a news paper or turn on the television or the radio, but just a click of the button they will already have information