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We’ve always had the need to communicate, but now the medium as changed.

THE DESIRE to communicate with one another has been a driving creative force throughout our time on earth. As the medium of expression evolved our message went mobile and traveled through worlds both physical and digital.

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Joshywashington is a Travel Media Ninja from Seattle who enjoys writing, climbing trees and strong coffee.

  • Michele Anderson

    Who knew? Again I ask… That’s cool about the tablets being reused, great little note of info! And unlike fax paper that fades, most of the ancient communication is still there to decipher today.

  • Nick

    Really like this, Josh. It’s great that you managed to find such sweet photos to illustrate the tech. I love Darth Vader slicing up the floppy disks!

    • joshua johnson

      Thanks Nick, I appreciate your kind words. I enjoying scooping photos and sifting through to find crisp, detailed images. In this piece I especially enjoy the photo of the people around the old radio, that pic tells me so many stories!


    This post is a great reminder of the evolution of communication. Back in the day, humans painted on cave walls to tell a story or leave a message. Now, we use digital cameras and blog posts to record our stories.

  • Joe Perez

    The beauty of language and writing never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for the terrific imagery.

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