10 Important Media Inventions

Year Invention Description
1436 The Printing Press  The printing press was created by Johannes Gutenberg in 1436. Gutenberg used removable wooden or metal letters which brought down the price of printed materials. This invention changed the world in the sense that news could rapidly be spread on paper rather than just word of mouth and it is considered to be one of the first examples of media.
1876  The Telephone  The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. This form of communication was a big step in the advancement of technology. This invention gave ability to contact another person without having to travel long distances.
1935 The Computer  The computer was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1935-1938.Though it is a primitive version compared to what we have now. This invention was truly remarkable. The computer was the first way to digitally store data that was easily accessible. This invention made the work easier, faster and more accurate.
1957 The Radio  Rather than one person, there have been numerous contributions over a period of almost 200 years to the invention of radio. The radio’s we use today (AM and FM), started in 1957 by Sony. This company launched the TR-63 which was a portable battery powered radio. The radio changed the world in the sense that it made it possible for a person’s voice to be broadcasted across large distances.
1972 Television  There is much dispute over the true inventor of television. Some credit the invention to Philo T. Farmsworth in 1972 that created something similar to what we use today. Others credit the invention to Paul Nipkow for his 1884 invention of the first electro-mechanical television. In 1926, John logie Baird demonstrated the televised moving image. The television changed the world because events in areas from all over the world could be broadcasted and seen In the homes of millions of people. It has ability to spread news throughout the world which has also large impact on audience.
1973 The Internet  The internet was invented by Vinton Cerf in 1973; the internet was created to connect computers in close proximity to one another making file sharing easy. It quickly grew into what most of the population uses on a daily basis. The internet changed the world in the sense that it made information much easier and accessible.
1973 Cell phone  The Cell phone was invented by Dr. Martin Cooper in 1973. This version was quite large and bulky. It had a low battery life and was more of an eye sore compared to the small, long lasting sleek phones we have now. The cell phone changed the world because this was the first time any person could contact to another from almost any location.
1979 The laptop  Like the computer there is much dispute over the true inventor, but the first design for the laptops most commonly used today was invented by William Moggridge in 1979, primarily used by NASA. The Laptop was an invention that changed the world in the sense that the internet would become portable and digital information from work could be taken home to continue and vice versa. These days laptops are used by students and employers for its innovative portability.
2001 The Ipod  The IPod was created by Tony Fadell in 2001. The iPod was traditionally designed as a MP3 player, but it was different to traditional MP3 players. The iPod quickly evolved and now ranges from being able to hold videos to accessibility to the Internet. These days the IPod use as a communication device.
2004 Facebook  Face book was invented by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Face book was a radical new way to share information with your friends from hundreds of miles away. Face book changed the world in the sense that any information your friends had on themselves was available for easy access, as well, there is wide opportunity to meet new friends, with its ability to make social networking easily.

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