As a followup to my article about the evolution of digital memory, I have assembled a slideshow illustrating this progression. Charting the entire history of memory is a daunting task, so I tried to put together a list of what I considered the highlights. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comment section.
Though not electronic or even mechanical, writing itself is a really incredible invention. Not only does it allow one to converse with another person in a different place, but it also allows for knowledge to be transferred from one generation to another. According to the University of Chicago
, writing came into being around 3,500 B.C. and was the "dawn of the information revolution." I couldn't agree more.