1/26/23 Readings/Class

Gleick chapter 2 one of his points is that writing is a form of technology. This is something I had really never thought of before. In chapter one of Downey, he discusses how improvements in the field of printing technology sparked journalism, the popularity of newspapers, and image printing in America during the 1800s. This technology had come a long way since the first printing press made its way to America in the 1640s. Viewing language as technology essentially makes spoken language the first block in which all information-based technology is built off of. So far, I have enjoyed the class, I have enjoyed seeing everyone’s ideas for assignments. The ones I am most excited for are the cave painting and the meme for historical events assignments. I was really intrigued by the concept of the class, and I am ready for the following weeks.

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