From Cave Paintings to the Internet ☞ Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media (Timeline)
“A chronological record of significant events … often including an explanation of their causes.” — definition of history from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, accessed 12-2010.
“The information overload that we associate with the Internet is not new. While the Internet is undoubtedly compounding an old problem, its instant searchability offers new means of exploring the rapidly expanding universe of information. From Cave Paintings to the Internet cannot save you from information overload and offers no panacea for information insufficiency. Using Internet technology, it is designed to help you follow the development of information and media, and attitudes about them, from the beginning of records to the present. Containing annotated references to discoveries, developments of a social, scientific, theoretical or technological nature, as well as references to physical books, documents, artifacts, art works, and to websites and other digital media, it arranges, both chronologically and thematically, selected historical examples and recent developments of the methods used to record, distribute, exchange, organize, store, and search information. The database is designed to allow you to approach the topics in a wide variety of ways.”
☞ See also: Jeremy Norman’s History of Science.com