Friday, February 5, 2010

Digital Revolution

Hello, Class:

Bolter and Gramola tell us that we are in a digital revolution. Many activites that we regularly do have something to do with the digital world. A big part of it comes from the Internet. The Internet was first developed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense to communicate with its allies about potential attacks from communist countries. Today, it can be found worldwide and people use it for multiple purposes. When we want to get in touch with someone, we can send them mail via the virtual world. We can write letters to distant relatives by typing on the computer and with a click of the 'send' button on the screen, it is sent instantly to the receiver. It is a complete difference from writing your message on paper, sealing it in an envelope, and possibly waiting a few days to gwt a response.

The Internet also delivers today's news, documents relating to significant events, and you can make a conversation via e-mail. The Designers were right about one thing: The World Wide Web would be similar to a magazine page with a good amount of information. Now, the computer has been able to combine several media into one. We can watch clips of TV shows on YouTube, listen to music videos via iTunes, and we can see the Internet via a cell phone. This shows you how rapidly technology has changed in recent years. As devices become smaller, they get more powerful.



  1. And what are your thoughts on these developments? How do they relate to the key distinction made between transparent immediacy and reflective hypermediacy?

  2. People now have more choices in terms of communicating with each other. They don't have to actually see one another to communicate. Information is now sent at a faster rate than anytime in history. We can make a call outside our homes without having to pay on the location.