Category Archives: Intro to Media (COM 208)

Globalization of information

Globalization of information
We often consider globalization in economic terms: Impact of free trade, jobs moving overseas.
But what about the flow of information? What happens when information is globalized? And how does the increased ease of international communication affect other countries, people and cultures?
Examples: SpeakTweet, Saynow
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Video games, a multibillion-dollar industry


Photo: Brookhaven History

  • 1947 – earliest known interactive electronic game
  • 1958 – Tennis for Two
  • 1962 – Spacewar!
  • 1971 – Galaxy Game, Stanford U.
  • 1971 – Computer Space, first coin-operated game to be commercially sold
  • 1972 – Pong, coin-operated game first released by Atari Continue reading