The History of Media

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In Film
  • The Invention of Morse Code

    The Invention of Morse Code
    Samuel Morse invents morse code in 1835. With this special invention, distance and lack of resources were no match for communication.
  • The Invention of the Typewriter

    The Invention of the Typewriter
    Christopher Latham Sholes of America was the key inventor of the typewriter. This is significant in that it was an important business tool for everyday use before the computer.
  • The Invention of the Telephone

    The Invention of the Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone in 1876. The telephone is revolutionary in that people could have speak without being in the same room or area. The distance barrier for conversation was broken.
  • The Invention of Film

    The Invention of Film
    Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere presented the first film shown publicly. Film is a significant invention because entertainment is stepped up another level. It becomes global and actors later become household names.
  • The Invention of the Television

    The Invention of the Television
    Many people contributed to the creation of the television. This was significant in that entertainment was easily accesible in people's homes. Also, it meant that commercials bombarded what people watched. Commercials changed people's views on what they consumed and still affect our everyday choices.
  • The Invention of the Cellular Phone

    The Invention of the Cellular Phone
    Martin Cooper invented the cellular phone so that, as with the telephone, people could speak without being near each other. The difference was that wires and cords were not needed so portable conersations were now possible.
  • The Release of the Internet

    The Release of the Internet
    Control of the internet is realeased by the American government in 1994. World wide access to information is now possible due to global networks. Communication becomes near instantaneous.
  • The Invention of Paper

    The Invention of Paper
    In 100 BC, Tsai Lun of China created paper. This is possibly the most significant invention because it finally allows records to be stored. Stories, people and anything historical can be written down and kept for as long as the paper can be read.
  • The Invention of the Ipod

    The Invention of the Ipod
    The first Ipod was released on October 23, 2001. It was created by Anthony M. Fadell and Steve Jobs, co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple invested in this idea. Having a capacity of 5-10 GB, it allowed a massive number of songs to be stored and listened to on a small, easy-to-use portable music playing device. It was much more efficient than previous MP3 players.