Time line of mass media




If ALL HUMAN HISTORY
were just 1 CALENDAR YEAR
and NOW were midnight on DEC. 31,
mass media history would appear like this:

Jan. 1 to Dec. 26 -- NOTHING

Dec. 27 -- printing press (1450 A.D.)

Dec. 28 -- news books (1610)

Dec. 31, 9 a.m. -- radio & film (1890s)

Dec. 31, 3 p.m. -- TV (1930s)

Dec. 31, 10:50 p.m. -- CDs VCRs (1980s)

Dec. 31, 11:35 p.m. -- Internet, WWW

Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. -- cell phones, iPods, DVDs, Blackberries, iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Twitter, Instagram, etc.


Time line concept: Don Pember, emeritus professor, University of Washington
Updated 2016