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By Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack

The authors supply an in depth precis concerning the basics and the old historical past of electronic conversation. This contains an outline of the encoding ideas and algorithms of textual details, audio info, in addition to photos, pix, and video within the net. moreover the basics of desktop networking, electronic defense and cryptography are coated. therefore, the publication offers a well-founded entry to verbal exchange know-how of computing device networks, the net and the WWW. a number of photographs and pictures, a subject-index and a close checklist of historic personalities together with a word list for every bankruptcy elevate the sensible advantage of this booklet that's compatible in addition to for undergraduate scholars as for operating practitioners.

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The post virtually became nationalized and this ultimately meant that the general conveyance of mail was open to everyone. Over time, thanks to special inherited rights – the so-called privilege – the Thurn and Taxis postal service quickly developed into a kind of European state-wide service. The Thurn and Taxis family achieved a position of indispensability throughout the course of centuries. It was not until 1867 that they were forced to turn over their postal system to Prussia because of the fragmentation of the German Empire into many small states.

It was then that a suitable standardization committee was formed in 1946: the ISO (International Standardization Organization). As only a few people could read and write initially, books and scrolls were available to just a limited group of people for more than a thousand years. In Christian cultures this was the clergy and later the higher nobility. The act of spontaneously capturing one’s thoughts in writing or looking something up in a book on the spur of the moment was strictly reserved for a select few.

A person expresses the objects he or she perceives in concepts and signs and in this way is able to explain the world. The origins of language remain hidden in the darkness of early human history. Only since the invention of writing (see Chap. 1) is it possible at all to conserve language and thus to obtain insight into its evolution. But precisely for this reason there is no lack of hypotheses about the history of language. Anatomists attempt to determine the existence of the speech center in the brain using casts of the fossilized remains of the inside of the skull with its impression of the long decayed cerebral cortex.

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