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Understanding Digital Television by Lars-Ingemar Lundstrom

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The History of Television

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Storytelling is really the foundation of our media society. Throughout the millions of years since the human beings learned to communicate with each other, the ways of expressing and storing information have changed. One of the latest additions to this is television—“a way to see in a distance.”

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During the Stone Age, people were active during the day using their weapons and tools. At night, they sat around the fire telling stories.

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Modern man is active during the day. Weapons ...

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