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Media News Roundup

The Rise and Fall of the Internet-Predecessor ARPANET A cool animated GIF that shows how the original wide-sale host-to-host network grew and eventually declined.  Fascinating pre-history of the Internet.  Miley Loses Vogue Cover Over Twerking at VMAs You have to … Continue reading

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“I have a dream…” Washington Post virtually ignored the speech 50 years ago

Today was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what is considered to be one of the great speeches of the 20th century, if not one of the best American speeches ever: And … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 9 – Mary Tyler Moore on the Dick Van Dyke Show

In the 1950s and 1960s, networks and advertisers imposed strict controls on what could be shown on television. For example, Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke played the married couple Laura and Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – How ARPANet Grew

ARPANet was the joint military/academic computer network that would eventually give birth to the Internet.  Here are a series of maps that show how ARPANet slowly grew in size and complexity from its founding in 1969 until 1977.

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Link Ch. 8 – Silent Movies

Here are a collection of links to some great early, early silent film examples, mostly from my Tumblr: Animations of Muybridge people-in-motion images: Note: Most of these contain some nudity. Simple animations Collection of films based on Muybridge images Edison … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 6 – Edward R. Murrow in London

Former NPR anchor Bob Edwards talks about the importance of the legendary radio and television broadcaster Edward R. Murrow.

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Link Ch. 6 – War correspondent and journalist extraordinaire George Esper, RIP

  NOTE: Updated with new video, 6/6/2014 George Esper died last night.  He was 79 years old.  He, along with Peter Arnett, was the last western reporter to leave VietNam after the fall of Saigon. And it seemed like he … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 4 – Gutenberg’s Influence

Back in 1999, A&E’s Biography program profiled the top 100 influential people of the Second Millennium. They’re number 1 pick? Johanne Gutenberg.  Can’t argue with that.

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Link Ch. 4 – A History of Writing

Dr James Clackson, senior lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge, explains how we got our alphabets in this video slide show from the BBC.

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Link Ch. 2 – The Endless Presidential Campaign

Does it seem to you like recent presidential campaigns have gone on forever? That may be so, but as Truth 4 points out, Nothing’s new: Everything that happened in the past will happen again. According to NPR’s On The Media, … Continue reading

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