Writing on the Wall by Tom Standage

Writing on the WallI recommend this book for anyone who is interested in history, communications, media and journalism.

This book talks about how social communication through media changed from the ancient Greeks to today. For example I found it fascinating that in one culture, graffiti was not thought of at taboo. Instead, it was common for people to etch messages to each other in the sandstone walls outside people’s houses. And people would reply. In addition, this book covers how certain inventions like Morse Code, the telegraph, radio, television, etc. came to be.

Reviewed by Laura

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One Response to Writing on the Wall by Tom Standage

  1. Pam says:

    I’m convinced. It does sound good.

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