A newspaper is one of the most common ways to receive the latest news. News is the communication of selected [ 1 ] information on current events which is presented by print , broadcast , Internet , or word of mouth to a third-party or mass audience. [ edit ] Etymology The English word "news" developed in the 14th century as a special use of the plural form of "new". [ 2 ] In Middle English , the equivalent word was newes , like the French nouvelles and the German neues . Similar developments are found in the Slavic languages – the Czech and Slovak noviny (from nový , "new"), the cognate Polish nowiny and Russian novosti – and in the Celtic languages : the Welsh newyddion (from newydd ) and the Cornish nowodhow (from nowydh ).
In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a number of national governments shut off internet access in attempts to quash dissent. PC World has a guide on how to access the web when the powers that be are blocking it, or post-apocalypse, when telecommunation networks are in shambles. Supposedly antiquated devices such as dial-up modems may someday be direly important amid the smoking ruins of post-America:
PALO ALTO, CA—A new report published this week by researchers at Stanford University suggests that Americans spend the vast majority of each day staring at, interacting with, and deriving satisfaction from glowing rectangles. Robert Horton spends a quiet night at home with his favorite entertainment rectangles. "From the moment they wake up in the morning, to the moment they lose consciousness at night, Americans are in near-constant visual contact with bright, pulsating rectangles," said Dr. Richard Menken, lead author of the report, looking up briefly from the gleaming quadrangle that sits on his desk. "In fact, it's hard to find a single minute during which the American public is not completely captivated by these shining…these dazzling…." "I'm sorry," Menken continued.