This week, think about time and portray it photographically.
Perhaps you have a fascination with clocks. Or maybe contemplating time takes you somewhere else completely. I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge.
- We’ve gone from The Sumerians who developed and used cuneiform writing while the Egyptians used hieroglyphic symbols for writing in the 3500’s B.C..
- The Phoenician’s created and communicated with alphabets in 1500 B.C…
- Greeks have their first Library in 530 B.C.
- Messengers on foot and horseback were mostly used in China and Egypt in 200-100 B.C.
- Chinese inventor Cai (Tsai) Lun (蔡伦) invented paper in 105 A.D..
- Chinese invents and built printing press wooden blocks in 1305.
- In Germany, Johannes Gutenberg built the metal printing press in 1450.
- Flag and Canon signals were used by Ferdinand Magellan’s ships to communicate.
- Claude Chappe, you remember Claude right? Well, he creates the first long-distance semaphore line in 1793. Woot!
- Finally, an American, named Joseph Henry, builds our first electric telegraph in 1831.
- I know you’ve never heard of this guy, Samuel Morse, who creates the Morse code in 1835. Then shortly after that he builds the first electric telegraph line for long-distance usage.
- Mr Alexander Graham Bell gave us the first electric telephone in 1876. (Can you hear me now? Hello?)
- Gramophone came in 1877 by Thomas Edison.
- No electricity? No problem. Almon Strowger designed the first direct-dial telephone in 1889.
- 1901, Guglielmo Marconi transmits signals by radio waves from the U.K. to North America.
- Sean Connery’s neck of the woods, Scotland’s John Logie Baird, transmits the first television signal in 1925.
- The brick, ya’ll remember the brick right? Well, in 1947 the first cell-based communications took place, which gave birth to mobile phones.
- 1963, we sent our first satellite into space. (“We are out of this world”)
- 1989, Tim Berners-Lee along with Robert Cailliau built the system that led to the World Wide Web. (Web surfing, anyone?)
So, the point of all of this, is that we are always creating and moving forward as a species. I am sure this invention of the world-wide web did not work out according to their original plans. 😉
Just thought I’d share a bit more than just a picture.
This should be a great representation of TIME.
In Response to
This Week’s Photo Challenge
Guest photo challenge host Lignum Draco asks us to show him the time. Perhaps you have a fascination with clocks.
Or maybe contemplating time takes you somewhere else completely. I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge.
☆☆Happy Blogging☆☆Drop By Anytime 😉