13 Aug 2013
It’s incredible when one reflects back and considers what it’s taken to get us where we are today with communication, technology and information sharing. I came across this great timeline representation by Vuze.com of the history of file sharing and the technology that paved the way. Wow.. what a ride.. Check this amazing interactive timeline out and possibly discover (or remember) some incredible milestones that make communication, networking and sharing what it is today!
A History of File Sharing & the Tech That Paved the Way
Since the dawning of dawn, people shared ideas and information. First, ideas and information were shared by grunts and pointing, and then we sobered up a bit and expressed ourselves in words. Then, really bored monks in abbots, who wished they had just stayed bored when Vikings began doing Viking things to them, painstakingly wrote down words into something called the Bible by hand. Then comes the printing press, yada yada – BOOM – here’s a computer – BAM – there’s the internet. Idea and information sharing becomes typified as file sharing. While it has done revolutionary things for telecommunications, globalization, instantaneous sharing of ideas and history-in-the-making moments, it has also received a lot of guff for disrupting incumbent means of distribution. Let’s take a brief look at the history of things that led to file sharing.
Scroll over the sides of the timeline to go to the next event.