Zoerner Jr., C.E.
January 1973
Journal of Business Communication;Winter73, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p39
Academic Journal
This article presents a conceptual framework for recorded communication practices. The author discusses how tactile communication is necessary for other forms to communication to exist. The author briefly traces how touch most likely led to gestures, which led to utterances, which eventually to oral communication and speech. The author then examines the birth of written communication and presents a conceptualization of how this process may have originally occurred. The author discusses how written communication, accompanied by electronic mass distribution has changed humanity.


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