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Seven major communications technologies
emerged from 1750 -2007.
The ability to harness, speedy communications,
across vast distances, facilitated the ascent of
major cities, in the ancient and modern world.
Modern society has come to depend on reliable electricity as an essential resource for national security, health and welfare.
Jones (1981) described the invention of the movable
type printing as a “quantum jump”
“The printing press pushed down the price of
information”. Western progress owed much to
the superior means of storing & disseminating
information. (Jones 1981)
The printed press “Polarised long-held beliefs,
buttressed old prejudices and seductive errors.
Febvre and Martin (1958)