Multimedia is using, involving, or encompassing several media. You have 7-15 minutes to make a good first impression & 4 minutes for someone to decide if they want to go beyond the first 4 minutes. To inform, to educate, to sell & run businesses, to entertain. ** difference between www and the internet: www is the hardware like satellites, internet is the software that are run on the hardware. Great moments in multimedia history: before the 1800s. 15000-13000 bc: prehistoric humans paint images on the walls of their caves grotte de lascaux, france. 1450: johann gutenburg invents movable type, allowing mass production of books. 1702: england"s first daily newspaper starts publishing. Great moments in multimedia history: between 1800 and 1900. 1814: joseph nicephore niepce achieves the first photographic image. 1837: louis daguerre invents the first practical form of photographic reproduction.