Birth of New Media

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The invention of New Media has finally been discovered!

New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century. Most technologies described as “new media” are digital. Eg: the Internet, websites, computer multimedia, computer games, CD-ROMS, etc.
Television programs, feature films, magazines, books, or paper-based publications are not classed as New Media.

But they were new at some point, way back in history.

I have visions of the village storyteller and the town crier banding together to denounce the evils of printed books & news.
Warning that the new ways of writing things down are evil and will only be a short lived fad, enjoyed by the dimwitted, gullible & young.
At the same time, I picture marketers pitching ideas to storekeepers, about ways they can harness the new promotional powers that writing could bring.

Perhaps there were even Nigerian Princes penning long heartfelt letters requesting assistance, and sending them to the common masses with promises of riches, if they simply wrote back and printed their bank account information in a letter…..

I do not fear technology and new methods of communication. I understand that these new ways simply need to be tried, understood and given their proper place in the scheme of things.

Anyway, I must go now. I have just won 1 Million Pounds in the Spanish Lottery and must send them my bank details straight away, so I can get my winnings!
(So strange that I do not remember entering that lottery……)

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One of the dangers in being a caveman…..

I imagine that there were many threats faced daily by the Neanderthals. And if mammoths took to the air, carried by Pteradactyls, perhaps they would just accept it as another danger to be looked for an monitored.

Do you think that their lives had more or less dangers to face daily?

I think that the threat levels are about the same these days, but modern life has threats that are often hidden from us.
Neanderthal man could see if they were being stalked by a predator.
But you would not really know who is reading your private information and messages online, and potentially stalking you.
The internet helps give out information, but hide possible threats at the same time.

Would it be better if we were back in a simpler age?
Not the stone age – maybe just back to 1985, where the dangers were just from being blinded by fluoro colours & working in an office space like this

Or maybe that would be worse……………………

On a totally different topic, I found something this week that I have been looking for all my life (without even knowing it).
At last, the internet has delivered unto us possibly the most important set of rules ever devised.
Finally collated and put in a place where we all can reference them from.
I present to you : The Official Shotgun Rules

Please read & memorize at your earliest convenience.