"Now, do you get the message?"

The development of communication:

"What are you trying to say?"

The evolution of communication has greatly improved over time, due to marvelous individuals of incredible intelligence, creativity and personality.

"Here's a timeline to help jot your memory!"


Symbols are another form of communication and were used when speech wasn't good enough to commonly use. This picture to the right contains a "Yin yang" sign, which represents interdependence of two opposite sides and that one will not exist without the other.

Cave Drawings:

Cave drawings like the one on the left are commonly found to have been painted by natives from some where around the times of 30,000 B.C. These old paintings tell stories of game, fights and more ways they lived.


During the years of 10,000 B.C., drawings were etched into the surface of rocks. These carvings carry the culture and life of those from these times.


The year of 9,000 B.C. experienced in growth in portraits that symbolized an item or idea. A prime example of a pictogram would be like when you go to the restroom and see the signs that indicate Men or Women.


Ideograms are written characters that represent an idea of something without showing the sounds to speak it. Some of the best examples are numerals and Chinese letters.


Around the year of 2700 B.C., writing came as a sequence of letters, words and symbols marked onto surfaces. If you are from my time period, then you should know that writing can be found and taught almost anywhere in the world.


The alphabet is a set of symbolic letters in sequential order and each letter serves as a sound of a basic language. In English language like America, we use alphabets A-Z like shown in the picture to the right.

The printing press:

In 1450, John Gutenberg created the printing and used it first to print the eldest full length volume ever printed, the Bible. After Gutenberg's press in Mainz, Germany, people all around Europe began to print and within several decades it was spreading like wild fire.

The Typewriter:

An English man named Henry Mill was the first to obtain a patent for a typewriter in 1714. This image to the right displays a typewriter not like the one Henry Mill made, but similar in many aspects.


The first electric telegraph was made in 1831 by an inventor named Joseph Henry. A year later, an inventor named Samuel Morse made the Morse Code as an addition to the development of telegraphy. This image to the left shows an electric telegraph just like the one Joseph Henry made in 1831.


In 1876, an inventor by the name of Alexander Graham Bell was awarded a patent for the basic telephone. He was motivated early on his life with his mother being deaf and later on with his wife being deaf. The image on the right displays a man from earlier times and he is using a practical telephone just like the one invented by Alexander Graham Bell.

The Computer:

This picture on the left displays the second commercial computer made in the U.S., which was designed mainly by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. All the design work was started by their company called Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. Until, the company was obtained by Remington Rand, in which he continued the work of the company and finished the design.

The Internet:

In 1973, a world wide network surfaced, which created new communication facilities and different ways to receive information. This global network utilizes regulations and codes of conduct for communication. This image on the right just shows how the whole is connected by internet.


Since 1993, emails or electronic mail can be sent and received by using the internet. In addition, these digital messages can have files attached and sent to the receiver. The image on the left gives you a quick example of what email may look like on your computer.


Skype is a voice over internet protocol founded by Skype Technologies in 2003. In other words, the software allow the messenger to call some on their phone or computer by using the internet. The image on the right shows the insignia of the company, Skype.

And the development of communication keeps growing...

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