In the “What is New Media” reading, the author mentioned that computers closest ancestor would be the film projector.
Then the first computers combined the aspect of information organization and retrieval with that.
So looking at this evolution, also in perspective of the invention of film camera to digital cameras, whatever “new media” is it just seems to be a new way of interpreting or combining old media.
The modern computer is probably the most advanced form of this new media yet as using it film, photography, information, and audio can all be comined and viewed simultaneously. Looking at the computer right now as new media it seems to be a combination of all types of old media.
So I guess I’m just wondering what will replace the computer or what will make the computer/internet old. Will it just be a reformatting of the web or an improved computing system, or will it be a whole different beast?