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A presentation on the history of media from paper to the internet. Digital age is characterised by the ease of data storage, reproduction and transferability.

At the dawn of social communication, the first ”technology” was the alphabet. Only when Gutenberg invented the printing press, the mass production of printed books began. The early modernity was characterized by mechanical methods of reproduction, while the electricity gave boost to more sophisticated analog devices (telephone and television). With the advent of digital revolution, the contents of communication (such as images, sounds, videos once captured or created by mechanical or analog devices) have become transferable files expressed in kilo- or megabytes and their data transfer speed is measured in bits per second. The internet and the world wide web have determined a new environment in which digital contents can be easily exchanged.

 

 

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