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COMMUNICATION THROUGHOUT TIME Throughout all of history man has found a way to communicate with each other As time has passed more efficient and sophisticated ways of communication has emerged but have these advances helped more then theyve hurt In the beginning man communicated orally History was passed on in stories that were told from person to person In order for this type of communication to work the receiver must have a good memory to remember the story that was told to them If that person didnt remember the story correctly then after it has been passed down through a number of people the story could end up sounding nothing like it did when it first began This was the major problem with preliterate culture Myth and stories began to intertwine because these tales were so distorted from when they were first began Next came the ideogrammatic alphabet This was the first form of writing to emerge on earth Cuneiform which is believed to be the first alphabet is a great example The alphabet consisted of symbols and pictures instead of letters Now that there was a written alphabet accurate documents of history could now be recorded instead of some tall tale that had barely any truth to it at all The ideogrammatic alphabet was a huge advance but it had many problems The alphabet was very complex and required a large amount of literacy to understand Well back then a very small amount of the population was literate So the alphabet was basically confined to the wealthy and extremely educated After ideogrammatic alphabet syllable alphabets began to emerge This was a huge advancement Not only was the alphabet easier to understand it was also easier to pass on Paper records could now be used to record history and possibly one of the greatest things that the syllable alphabet brought was the bible Now religion could be passed on to any person
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