The Printing Press to the IPhone…Where has the time gone?

When you are texting your friends or watching your weekly reality tv shows, do you ever think about where that technology came from or how it was developed? I never really did until I watched the video, “Media History” in my Mass Communications 101 class.  It was a very interesting video and I learned a lot about how communication started and developed throughout the years.  To see where technology started and how much it has improved is really amazing.  Everyone has those parents or grandparents in their life always telling them about technology back when they were kids, but I always just thought they were being dramatic.   It really makes you think about how fortunate we are now a days.  Also, I am a big tv girl, I could watch tv shows or movies all day if I wanted to.  This is because my television has so many channels I can always find something that interests me.  To think that my mother and father only had a couple of channels like NBC, ABC and CBS, it is like a whole different world.  I couldn’t imagine instead or texting or speed dialing my friends on my cell phone, to use a telegraph to communicate with others like people did in the 1800’s. Another thing I think our society takes for granted is the use of the internet.  In the movie they explain the Printing Press and how for that time period it was a great invention because it made the message larger.  One speaker could get their message out to many listeners.  This was a great improvment because before the Printing Press in the 19th century, people had to physically write up every issue of a newspaper or article.  But now days anyone can write on a website and everyone can read it anytime they want.  Throughout watching this movie made me really think about how much our media has changed over the years and how lucky we are to have it.  I am sure that there is a lot more to come and I am excited to see what happens.

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    Feb 08, 2011 @ 20:39:09

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