How did you communicate before the radios?

The phases of the history of communication can be summarized in four different periods:

1- Oral communication:
Oral communication was the first form of communication between living things that begin to provide information to others or to future generations through the word.
With the word then true communication is born! It 'was the most significant step for mankind because with the "oral communication" also comes the "tradition".
At this stage the man entrusts the task of oral culture to pass on their history and useful information for posterity. And to facilitate the storage of these notions you had to resort to religious liturgy, proverbs and poetry.

2- Written communication.
With written communication, the man adds to his communication tools the first "impersonal communication tool".
The birth of "written communication" marks the transition from prehistory to history.
The invention of writing, presumably took place about 5-6 thousand years ago, was joined to the memory that was entrusted with the news to be handed down.
The "memory", therefore, is engraved on clay tablets or other material to be handed down over time.
The information is copied by hand by a select few who can write, as the scribes from the Egyptians or the scribes in the medieval period.
This phase, which lasted for millennia, is also known as a "chirographic" revolution.


3-Typographic communication.
The invention of printing with movable type, invented by Gutenberg in the fifteenth century, further expands the communication tools, allowing the production and dissemination of books or newspapers that until then were manuscripts and then spread in a number of copies very limited.
Created the first newspapers and books, which become cheaper then became accessible to a larger number of people.
The obvious consequence was that the information spread more quickly.
The invention of the press is also known as the Gutenberg revolution.

4- Electric Communication.
The electric communication begins with the birth of the telegraph invented by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century and continues to this day with the unstoppable technological development that in the span of a century has led to the emergence of electronic communication with radio, television and instruments advanced digital communication (internet).
These innovations are also known as electric revolution or electronic communication revolution.

The introduction of an 'innovation in the communication process, each time has given rise to real communication revolutions resulting in "cultural revolutions" that have changed, and thereby improve the way we act and communicate.

Each of these innovations has had the merit of making information more accessible, faster and even cheaper.

Every innovation in communications has always accompanied the "average" existing.

As the writing he did not eliminate the culture of handing down orally, so the press has not eliminated the handwriting.

And finally also power communication has not replaced the letters or printed newspaper but made it part and flanked.


Paul Bennett

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