What Is TimeLine Chronicles?

An example timeline graphic (coming tomorrow)

I am using this first post in the TimeLine Chronicles category to give you an idea of where this part of the blog is headed.

As shown in the graphic above, which is included in the first post, TimeLine Chronicles is about giving stories in how we got where we are, and we might be headed. It is about showing you the connections between early tools and what we use today. My infatuation with timeline connections began with the PBS Series entitled Connections in 1978. It was created and hosted by James Burke in the United Kingdom. It only lasted three seasons but it fundamentally changed how I see things in history. As noted on Wikipedia, the show took an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and invention, and demonstrated how various discoveries, scientific achievements, and historical world events were built from one another successively in an interconnected way.

Timeline Chronicles will most often follow a consistent scheme. I will take one discrete topic and cover its connections from beginning to the present. This will likely include a very side variety of areas like writing, wheels, the Roman Empire, wars and just about any other topic. I will always give you a visual graphic as shown above and then go about filling in more details with words.

In order to understand how we got to where we are we need to understand the connections from our past to the present. Doing that helps us realize that future changes are just a natural migration on to the next improvement. Yes, they are coming much faster now and I will certainly be proving that point in my posts.

I welcome any ideas you might have about this new topic here at MVOTW, and especially how I might make this category of posts more interesting to you the reader.

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