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Communication evolution highlights: 1450 to present day
What exactly is communication?
Though communication is typically thought of as being verbal, it can also be done in the form of nonverbal cues and gestures. Signs, symbols, drawings, and body language can all be considered forms of communicating.
When was the printing press invented?
The first printing press was invented by Johann Gutenberg in 1450. Gutenberg printed what is widely regarded as being the first book ever printed, now known as the Gutenberg Bible.
What about the telephone?
The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. It was originally designed for simple voice communication, but has since evolved into a device used for many other communication forms.
And the Internet?
The creation of the Internet has no exact date, as it was a cumulative process that took years of research and design. Early Internet was used primarily by scientists, engineers, and computer experts. The personal computer was unheard of until the massive growth in technology in the late 90s.
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