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1984-1989: Multimedia

Multimedia Multimedia was originally a combination of text/images and sound. It began seriously in 1984 and in some senses it has continued to the present day. During the 1990s it was increasingly pushed into the background and referred to as the M word. In terms of the big picture this can be seen as a first wave of convergence: Covergence 1: Multisensory Media. The next big thing was the advent of the WWW in 1990 which transformed the narrow focus of the Internet into a vision of globally accessible knowledge and information.
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