Irving Fang's Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives PDF

By Irving Fang

What Greek thinker concept writing may damage a student’s reminiscence? was once the poet Byron’s daughter the 1st computing device programmer? Who performs extra games, ladies over 18 or teenage boys?

In Alphabet to net: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang appears to be like at every one medium of communique in the course of the centuries, asking not just, "What happened?" but in addition, "How did society switch due to this new communique medium?" and, "How are we diverse as a result?"

Examining the impression of alternative media on a large, ancient 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 contemporary games, the common and day-by-day use of smartphones, and the influence of social media in political uprisings around the globe. A timeline on the finish of every bankruptcy areas occasions in viewpoint and permits scholars to pinpoint key moments in media history.

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

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