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11 months ago
First ever post stamp.
Telephone research begins
invention to the radio
worlds first television system
introduction to the www and http
First carrier pigeon
invention of google
invention of youtube
invention of iphone
About 25,000 years ago the Sumerians, in southern Mesopotamia, started writing on clay tablets and baking them to preserve the information.
Greeks invented an alphabetic system, which allowed the number of symbols to be reduced to just 24 characters.
With the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in the 1450s, book production took off
Modern writing is evolving as we speak (and write). The best selling novels in Japan in 2007 were all written on mobile phones and read more like text messages than the standard chapter format many of us are used to.
A couple of years ago, James Adelman and I (Hills & Adelman, 2015) discovered that the written word in American English has continued to evolve even in the past 200 years.
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