The world wide web was conceived 30 years ago. What will internet media look like after another 30 years? Should we expect it to be mostly the same? Or will it evolve rapidly in the coming years?
To gain insight into these questions, I have been studying the evolution of other media technologies, and identifying ways that they are both similar and different from the internet.
Media Timelines packages parts of this research in an interactive application that makes it easy to observe and compare the evolution of sound recording, film, and internet media technologies.