Some dates in the history of communication technology [NOOK Book]

Overview

The five civilizations that define epochs of world history are each introduced by new communication technologies, elements of which are invented at known times. The first set of inventions has to do with the technique of writing. The visual symbols used to identify words, first ideographic and then alphabetic scripts, are the key inventions.

In later civilizations, machines ...
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Some dates in the history of communication technology

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Overview

The five civilizations that define epochs of world history are each introduced by new communication technologies, elements of which are invented at known times. The first set of inventions has to do with the technique of writing. The visual symbols used to identify words, first ideographic and then alphabetic scripts, are the key inventions.

In later civilizations, machines are the key inventions. Gutenberg’s printing press using movable type ushered in the age of printed literature associated with the third civilization.

In the fourth civilization, we have a series of inventions that allowed humanity to record visual or audial images. Photography, based on chemical processes, was the first. Then came devices that used electricity to communicate, the telegraph and telephone. Finally, in the 20th century, the technologies of sound recordings, motion pictures, radio broadcasting, and television broadcasting had a major impact on popular culture.

The latest communication machine is the personal computer. Computer technology is what allows you to download and read this e-book. Unlike broadcasting, it is tailored to your particular needs.

This book gives the dates of major inventions or innovations in the field of communication technology. You can use it as a reference.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013620773
  • Publisher: Thistlerose Publications
  • Publication date: 8/5/2011
  • Series: Communication technology , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 KB

Meet the Author

William McGaughey is author of “Five Epochs of Civilization”, a book published in 2000 which organizes world history according to communication technology. This book was reviewed in leading newspapers and other publications around the world. In 2011, McGaughey was program chair of the 50th anniversary conference of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, held at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is also proprietor of the web site http://www.worldhistorysite.com.
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