Archives For Misperception

social media confusion manI remember listening to a lecture in grad school about ancient media.  I honestly never thought about media existing in the pre-information age.

Turns out that media is a timeless word which best describes how people communicate information.

There was a time when books where considered new media.  As the literacy of the middle class rose, a demand for the sharing of information in book form increased.

The meeting of this demand through the media of book publication allowed for something new: reading for leisure.  Initially critics claimed recreational reading was a waste of time and worse still that silent reading was pointless.  In that era, reading to one’s self, instead of out loud, seemed ridiculous.

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