You may or may not already know but here’s a fun fact, the telegraph was a creation in time that dramatically shifted world perception.
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Before your iPhone, your iPad, your nano iPod even (remember that little thing), the telegraph encompassed the birth of information through a network of nerves.
Kind of like when your body sends a message to your Central nervous system, and this message is received, it attracts a specific muscle in your body, causes a reflex and boom that’s how you smack away the fly from eating your chocolate brownie ladies and gents.
Why does this matter? Well, It’s important for any media student, yet more importantly, any digital media user to understand the evolution from:
These examples might spark some familiarity with you.
This kind of sounds familiar right?
Because now, we constantly rely on, benefit from, receive information exactly like this in the sphere of the internet, as the world evolved from a bunch of wires to cyberspace, or what we now call the nervous system of the world.
Mitew, T., 2014, A Global nervous system: from the telegraph to cyberspace, Lecture/YouTube Video, BCM206, University of Wollongong, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAZru SPuNI&list=PLiPp71qLKusXOU1bKxHVappCbRNN3-J-j&index=4 > viewed 8th August 2019