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In History
  • 35,000 BCE

    Cave Paintings

    Cave Paintings
    Cave painting. Cave or rock paintings are paintings painted on cave or rock walls and ceilings, usually dating to prehistoric times. Rock paintings have been made since the Upper Paleolithic, 40,000 years ago. They have been found in Europe, Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • 4,001 BCE

    Codex in the Mayan

    Codex in the Mayan
    Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books written by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark paper. 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. Most of the codices were destroyed by conquistadors and Catholic priests in the 16th century.
  • 2,500 BCE

    Papyrus in Egypt

    Papyrus in Egypt
    The 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
  • 2,400 BCE

    Clay Tablets

    Clay Tablets
    Clay tablets were a medium used for writing. They were common in the Fertile Crescent, from about the 5th millennium BC. A clay tablet is a more or less flat surface made of clay. Using a stylus, symbols were pressed into the soft clay. It is possible to correct errors on the tablet.
  • 1,700 BCE


    Cave Paintings (35,000 BC), Clay Tablets in Mesopotamia (2400 BC), Dibao in China (2nd Century), Printing press using wood blocks (220 AD), Papyrus in Egypt (2500 BC), Acta Diurma in Rome (130 BC) and Codex in the Mayan Region (5th Century)
  • 1,000 BCE

    Printing press using wood blocks

    Printing press using wood blocks
    Woodblock printing (or block 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.
  • -130 BCE

    Acta Diurna in Rome

    Acta Diurna in Rome
    Acta Diurna (Latin: 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. They were also called simply Acta.
  • Newspaper- The London Gazette

    Newspaper- The London Gazette
    the London Gazette is one of the official journals of record or Government gazettes 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.
  • Typewriter

    A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by a printer's movable type.
  • Printing press for mass production

    Printing press for mass production
    The printing press is a device that allows for the mass production of uniform printed matter, mainly text in the form of books, pamphlets and newspapers
  • Telephone

    A telephone (derived from the Greek: τῆλε, tēle, "far" and φωνή, phōnē, "voice", together meaning "distant voice"), 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.
  • Punched Cards

    Punched Cards
    A punched card or 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. Digital data can be used for data processing applications or, in earlier examples, used to directly control automated machinery.
  • Motion Pictures Photography/Projection

    Motion Pictures Photography/Projection
    Motion picture, also called film or movie, 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.
  • Telegraph

    Telegraphy is 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. Thus flag semaphore is a method of telegraphy, whereas pigeon post is not. Ancient signalling systems, although sometimes quite extensive and sophisticated as in China, were generally not capable of transmitting arbitrary text messages.
  • Commercial Motion Pictures w/ sound

    Commercial Motion Pictures w/ sound
    A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but decades passed before sound motion pictures were made commercially practical. Reliable synchronization was difficult to achieve with the early sound-on-disc systems, and amplification and recording quality were also inadequate.
  • Television

    Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program ("TV show"), or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news.
  • Large Electronic Computers

    Large Electronic Computers
    ENIAC (/ˈɛniæk/; Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first electronic general-purpose computer It was Turing-complete, digital and able to solve "a large class of numerical problems" through reprogramming.
  • Mainframe computers

    Mainframe computers
    Mainframe computers or mainframes (colloquially referred to 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. They are larger and have more processing power than some other classes of computers: minicomputers, servers, workstations, and personal computers.
  • Personal Computer

    Personal Computer
    A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. Personal computers are intended to be operated directly by an end user, rather than by a computer expert or technician. Unlike large costly minicomputer and mainframes, time-sharing by many people at the same time is not used with personal computers.
  • Web Browser

    Web Browser
    A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web. When a user requests a particular website, the web browser retrieves the necessary content from a web server and then displays the resulting web page on the user's device.
  • Search Engines

    Search Engines
    A web search engine or Internet search engine is a software system that is designed to carry out web search (Internet search), which means to search the World Wide Web in a systematic way for particular information specified in a textual web search query. The search results are generally presented in a line of results, often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs).
  • Blog

    A blog (a truncation of "weblog") is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
  • Smartphones

    Smartphones are a class of mobile phones and of multi-purpose mobile computing devices. They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems, which facilitate wider software, internet (including web browsing over mobile broadband), and multimedia functionality (including music, video, cameras, and gaming), alongside core phone functions such as voice calls and text messaging.
  • Social Networking

    Social Networking
    Social networking is the use of Internet-based social media sites to stay connected with friends, family, colleagues, customers, or clients. Social networking can have a social purpose, a business purpose, or both, through sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, among others.
  • Video chat

    Video chat
    Video telephony comprises the technologies for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between people in real-time] A videophone is a telephone with a video display, capable of simultaneous video and audio for communication between people in real-time. Videoconferencing implies the use of this technology for a group or organizational meeting rather than for individuals, in a video conference.
  • Wearable Technology

    Wearable Technology
    Wearable technology, wearable, fashion technology, tech togs, or fashion electronics are smart electronic devices (electronic device with micro-controllers) that can be incorporated into clothing or worn on the body as implants or accessories.
  • Video

    Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media. Video was first developed for mechanical television systems, which were quickly replaced by cathode ray tube (CRT) systems which were later replaced by flat panel displays of several types.
  • Microblogs

    Microblogging is an online broadcast medium that exists as a specific form of blogging. A micro-blog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically smaller in both actual and aggregated file size. Micro-blogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links" which may be the major reason for their popularity. These small messages are sometimes called microposts.
  • Games

    A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements.
  • Cloud and Big Data

    Cloud and Big Data
    Big data is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software.
  • Period:
    1,700 BCE
    1,700 BCE

    Pre-Industrial Ages (Before 1700S)

    Peoples discovered fire, developed paper from plants, and forged weapons and tools with stone, bronze, copper and iron
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    Industrial Ages

    Peoples used the power of steam, developed machine tools, established iron production, and the manufacturing of various product (including books through the printing press)
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    Printing Press for mass production (19th
    Newspaper – The London Gazette (1640),
    Commercial motion Pictures (1913),
    Typewriter (1800),
    Telephone (1876),
    Motion Picture photography/projection
    Commercial motion pictures (1913),
    Motion Picture with sound (1926),
    Punch Cards
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    The Internet paved the way for faster communication and the
    creation of the social network.
    • People advanced the use of microelectronics with the invention
    of personal computers, mobile devices, and wearable
    • Moreover, voice, image, sound and data are digitized. We are
    now living in the information age.
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    Web browsers: Mosaic (1993), Internet Explorer (1995)
    Blogs: Blogspot (1999), LiveJournal (1999), Wordpress (2003)
    Social networks: Friendster (2002), Multiply (2003), Facebook (2004)
    Microblogs: Twitter (2006), Tumblr (2007)
    Video : Youtube (2005)
    Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
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    Electronic Ages

    The invention of the transistor ushered in the
    electronic age. People harnessed the power of
    transistor that led to the transistor radio, electronic
    circuits, and the early computers. In this , long distance
    communication become more efficient
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    Transistor Radio,
    Television (1941),
    Large Electronic Computer – i.e EDSAC (1949) and UNIVAC (1951),
    Mainframe Computer – i.e IBM 704 (1960),
    Personal Computer – i.e Hewlett-Packard 9100A (1968) and Apple 1 (1976),
    OHP, LCD Projectors