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By Irving Fang

ISBN-10: 113880584X

ISBN-13: 9781138805842

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

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

Examining the influence of alternative media on a extensive, old scale—among them mass printing, the telegraph, movie, the web, 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 creation to media history.

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Robinson, –.  Jack Goody, Literacy in Traditional Societies (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, ) .  David Sacks, Letter Perfect: The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet from A to Z (New York: Broadway Books, ) .  Robert K. , ) .  Durant, .  Henri-Jean Martin, The History and Power of Writing (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ) .  Eric Havelock, A Preface to Plato (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ) .  Havelock, .

Sumerians cuneiform numerals are separated from symbols of goods.  Egypt develops hieroglyphic writing.  In Egypt, scribes employ hieratic writing, a condensed, cursive hieroglyphic.  Oldest extant writing on papyrus.  In Sumer, tokens representing goods are placed in clay ball envelopes.  The written law code of Hammurabi, in Babylonia, carved on a stone pillar.  Alphabetic symbols derived from hieroglyphs found in Sinai inscriptions.  In India, sacred Hindu hymns of the Rig Veda are written in Sanskrit.

Havelock, .  Innis, , .  Socrates relates a conversation between two Egyptian gods, Theuth, the inventor of letters, and Thamos, the ruler of Egypt. When Theuth said the use of letters would make Egyptians wiser and give them better memories, Thamos replied, “this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters   Alphabet to Internet and not remember of themselves.

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