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University of St. Francis Communication and Media Arts

Why didn't I think of that!

Some students and I were talking about technology the other day.  I made the statement that radio was the first mobile medium. Then I thought to myself, wait, scratch that. Books were the first mobile medium.

So, trying to sound intelligent. I thought “oh, I’ve got it… radio was the first real-time, updateable mobile medium.” I was reminded that, no…troubadours and the oral storytelling tradition were real-time and updateable well before radio was invented.

Aha…Radio was the first real-time, updateable mass mobile medium, right?