The Evolution of Traditional to New Media

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In History
  • 1,500 BCE

    Bamboo Inscription

    Bamboo Inscription
    This used this as the main media for documents during prehistoric era. This type of writing originated in China.
  • 1,500 BCE


    People from this era use horns to attract everybody’s attention whenever there is something urgent.
  • 1,500 BCE

    Cave Paintings

    Cave Paintings
    They paint on the wall of cave walls or ceiling, often depicting animals and the purpose of this remains unknown.
  • 1,500 BCE


    This originated in Egypt and is quite similar with cave paintings except that they are carved.
  • Period:
    1,500 BCE

    Pre-Industrial Age

    Technology in this age began with the earliest hominids who used stone tools, which they have used to start fires and paint their hunts. They developed paper from plants and forged weapons.
  • Newspaper

    Publication usually issued daily, weekly, or at other regular times that provides news, views, features, and other information of public interest and that often carries advertising.
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    Industrial Age

    Industrial Age began in Great Britain around 1760 and later on widespread to other countries. Characterized chiefly by the replacement of hand tools.
  • Telegraph

    The long-distance transmission of textual messages where the sender uses symbolic codes, known to the recipient, rather than a physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
  • Typewriter

    A mechanical or electromechanical machine for typing characters similar to those produced by a printer's movable type.
  • Difference and Analytical Engine

    Difference and Analytical Engine
    This device was their “calculator” during industrial age. This was invented by Babbage.
  • Telephone

    Telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.
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    Digital Age

    The digital age, also called the information age, is defined as the time period starting in the 1970s with the introduction of the personal computer with subsequent technology introduced providing the ability to transfer information freely and quickly.
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    Electronic Age

    'The electronic age' begins with Radio Direction Finding introduced at the start of the 20th century with radio beacons established to transmit signals, so that a direction-finding antenna could determine a bearing to a known transmitter on shore.
  • Television

    A telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
  • Large Electronic Computers EDSAC

    Large Electronic Computers EDSAC
    The EDSAC is a large-scale electronic calculating machine in which ultrasonic delay units are used for storage of orders and numbers.
  • Mainframe Computer

    Mainframe Computer
    Also known as "big iron", 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.
  • Personal Computer

    Personal Computer
    Multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
  • Wearable Techs

    Wearable Techs
    Wearable technology, also known as "wearables", is a category of electronic devices that can be worn as accessories, embedded in clothing, implanted in the user's body, or even tattooed on the skin.
  • Laptops

    The first laptops using the flip form factor appeared in the early 1980s. They are like portable personal computers.
  • Smartphone

    In 1992, IBM revealed a revolutionary device that had more capabilities than its preceding cell phones. This prototype smartphone was known as the Simon Personal Communicator, but it wouldn't see its way to consumers until 1994.
  • Google (Search Engine)

    Google (Search Engine)
    American company that is most commonly known as a search engine. Although the company made it's name as a search engine, and the vast majority of its income comes from advertising because of this, it has branched out into a number of areas such as cloud computing, software and hardware.
  • Firefox (Web Browser)

    Firefox (Web Browser)
    Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary.
  • Safari (Web Browser)

    Safari (Web Browser)
    Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple, based on the WebKit engine.
  • Facebook (Social Network)

    Facebook (Social Network)
    Facebook is a social networking site that makes it easy for you to connect and share with family and friends online.