Communication is Additive

One of the things that we’ve been focusing on the past few class discussions is the concept of communication being additive. One example of this is the talk given by a lady at Stanford about ‘The History of the Book’. When thinking of books, there have been many changes in the platforms that we use to read. These have been everything from scrolls to tablets, to ereaders and even electronic tablets. While each of these changes have taken place, everything we do is really just a modification of the earlier forms of reading. This can be applied to technology and the information age as a whole. Information has always made its way to people, but the routes and the means by which it does has changed.
Something that I think is important to note is the fact that while there are all of the additions and modifications to technology, there has always been that element of human interaction and creativity in place in order to use them.

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