Multimedia: Use of a combination of moving and still pictures, sound, music and words, especially in technology
o Any application or technology that uses any combination of:
o Once delivered onto the internet, used for entertaining, informing, educating, and business purposes.
Communications: Able to effectively communicate a message that is clear, exact, professional, and impression making
o Telephone & mail
o Television & radio
o World Wide Web (WWW): Internet; Spreading at an extremely fast rate because:
Easiness to reach people all over the world
Fast & cheap
Directly see people while communicating
History of multimedia:
o 1878: First motion picture ever recorded “The Horse in Motion”
o 1914: Silent movies incorporating multiple media by using films and text caption together
o 1928: Disney debuts “Steamboat Willie”, starring Mickey. The first cartoon to use synchronized sound
o 1928 – 1931: Movies with sound replace silent movies
o 1930s: Technicolor is introduced in film and most movies are filmed in color after 1940.
o 1937: Bell Laboratories has a breakthrough in creating dual sound track on film. Fantasia is the first
commercial movie with a complete sound track in 1940.
o 1969: Advance Research Projects Agency Network (Arpanet) is created.
Discussion began in 1962, with the objective to build a network technology to allow researchers at
various locations to communicate easily with the military.
4 locations in the American West Coast set up in 1969.
10 locations in the American East Coast set up in 1970.
The first packet switching network and the predecessor to the internet.
o 1971: First e-mail sent
o 1977: Apple starts to build dominate personal computer market.
o 1981: IBM PC announces and captures market share in 18 months.
o 1991: World Wide Web debuts (founder Tim Berners-Lee)
o 1992: MS Windows 3.1 is released
o 1992: HTML is released
o 1993: First graphical browser Mosaic, allowing users to view images on the web (founder Marc Andreessen) o 1994: The Rolling Stones become the first major band to broadcast a live performance on the web.
o 1995: Disney releases Toy Story, first feature length computer generated movie.
o 1996: Affordable digital cameras become widely available
o 1998: Google Search Engine debuts (Founder Larry Page and Sergey Brin)
o 1999: Napster debuts, allowing users to download and share MP3.
o 2001: Apple introduces iTunes and the iPod
o 2005: YouTube launches.
o 2007: Search engine Google surpasses Microsoft as the most valuable global brand.
First full-length movie with synchronized dialogue: The Jazz Singer
First full-length movie to use color: Wizard of Oz
Changes due to technology:
o Legal issues: Copyrights, rights management, piracy, intellectual property are problems that have risen due to
rapid changes in technology
o New skillsets are required to be able to work with technology