Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives by Irving Fang

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What Greek thinker idea writing may damage a student’s reminiscence? used to be the poet Byron’s daughter the 1st laptop programmer? Who performs extra games, ladies over 18 or teenage boys?

In Alphabet to web: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang seems at each one medium of verbal exchange during the centuries, asking not just, "What happened?" but additionally, "How did society switch due to this new conversation medium?" and, "How are we assorted as a result?"

Examining the influence of other media on a large, historic scale—among them mass printing, the telegraph, movie, the net, and advertising—Alphabet to Internet takes us from the 1st scratches of writing and the origins of mail to present day games, the frequent and day-by-day use of smartphones, and the impression of social media in political uprisings around the globe. A timeline on the finish of every bankruptcy areas occasions in standpoint and permits scholars to pinpoint key moments in media history.

Now in its 3rd version, Alphabet to web presents a full of life, considerate, and obtainable advent to media history.

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Reading the Bible for themselves was central to the faith of the religious dissidents who were early settlers. Pilgrims had hardly landed at Plymouth Rock when they began primary schools. Several were operating in Massachusetts by . Many children were schooled at home. For the lower classes, sending a child to school—which wasn’t free—or going oneself offered a path to new occupational skills and maybe even to upward social mobility. Parents who were considered unfit to educate their children might see their sons put out as apprentices to local craftsmen to learn a useful trade, to acquire the functional literacy needed to read the Bible and to participate in the rural commerce.

Burghers of the new middle class took their sons to school and stayed to learn themselves. SPECIALIZED BOOKS Gutenberg’s invention soon splintered knowledge into specialties. Having an entire shelf of books on a single subject, such as medicine, was possible. Books organized what was known about a subject. As specialized books encouraged monopoly of knowledge, expertise, and separation from those who did not share the same esoteric knowledge, mediated communication demonstrated its force to alter society.

Wherever printing has gone it has been followed by censorship and propaganda.  A CHINESE INVENTION Gutenberg did not invent printing. Centuries before him, people were carving images or text into blocks of wood or clay, then smearing ink on what they had done and applying it to some sort of surface. Gutenberg did not invent the printing press either. He made use of a press that was commonly used for crushing olives or smoothing clothes. Gutenberg was not even the first person to use typography.

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