Second week of JRN1109

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I have learned a lot in introduction to mass communication class this week. We discuss about internet technology, earliest mass medium, History of books and type of books. I will take time to explain each of the topics I learned. My lecturer use to say something like “ you can not not communicate” I seriously need to engage you in that, please think of it. If you want you can share what you think with me by commenting on this post. Lets now discuss what I learned, bet me! It will be interesting.

Firstly The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of packet networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. The technology was file sharing and internet have three generations 1.0, 2.0, 3.0. Web 1.0 also known as ‘dot com’, first generation of web began with the hyperlinks between the WebPages. There were only static pages instead of dynamic user-generated content with framesets and tables to position and align elements on page. Web 2.0, the second generation focuses on power of community, allows information sharing with a social media, Interoperability and Web 3.0 is Semantic web, organizes information in a more logical way or natural language so that software agents can read and use them to share and integrate.

Books are the earliest mass medium. The history of books started from Egypt which they use papyrus in 2400 BC for saving history and notations for leaders, record of harvest and culture. I sometimes wish am alive that time, am telling you, I will be a monk. Let’s continue to business. At 1800-1900 BC alphabet started coming up in Middle East, Greek and Roman. The earliest script Chinese started in 105 BC. 13th century must be very important because of the discovery of books and type. In 1641 BC the first book was published and magazine in 1731 BC. There continue developing the quality of paper and variety of fonts. Since we have a bit of history of books, let’s talk about type of books now.

Type of books
1. Trade books: there are mostly fiction and nonfiction stories, biographies, literary classics, art books, cook books.
2. Professional books: there are profession book based. Target occupational groups, not general public. Law, business, medicine, technical-scientific.
3. Textbook: there are books uses in school for teaching.

Finally JRN1109 gives me more than what I expected and it is a course i look forward to attend.


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