Posted:June 4, 2012

Popular ‘Timeline of Information History’ Expands by 30%

Since its first release four years ago, the History of Information Timeline has been one of the most consistently popular aspects of this site. It is an interactive timeline of the most significant events and developments in the innovation and management of information and documents throughout human history.

Recent requests for use by others and my own references to it caused me to review its entries and add to it. Over the past few weeks I have expanded its coverage by some 30%. There are now about 115 entries in the period ranging from ca 30,000 BC (cave paintings) to ca 2003 AD (3D printing). Most additions have been to update the past twenty or thirty years:

A Timeline of Information History

The timeline works via a fast scroll at the bottom; every entry when clicked produces a short info-panel, as shown.

All entries are also coded by a icon scheme of about 20 different categories:

Book Forms and BookmakingCalendarsCopyrights and LegalInfographics and Statististics
LibrariesMapsMath and SymbologyMechanization
NetworksNew Formats or Document FormsOrganizing InformationPre-writing
Paper and PapermakingPrintingScience and TechnologyScripts and Alphabets
Standardization and TypographyTheoryTimelinesWriting

You may learn more about this timeline and the technology behind it by referring to the original announcement.

Posted by AI3's author, Mike Bergman Posted on June 4, 2012 at 9:28 am in Adaptive Information, Site-related | Comments (1)
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