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These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Electronic Media (Martindale’s Reference Desk)


electronic : of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Electronics is the science of controlling electrical energy electrically, in which the electrons have a fundamental role. Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes, integrated circuits, associated passive electrical components, and interconnection technologies. Commonly, electronic devices contain circuitry consisting primarily or exclusively of active semiconductors supplemented with passive elements; such a circuit is described as an electronic circuit. — Wikipedia

David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science, Encyclopædia Britannica

Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical energy for the end-user (audience) to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which today are most often created electronically, but don’t require electronics to be accessed by the end-user in the printed form. The primary electronic media sources familiar to the general public are better known as video recordings, audio recordings, multimedia presentations, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content. Most new media are in the form of digital media. However, electronic media may be in either analog or digital format. Although the term is usually associated with content recorded on a storage medium, recordings are not required for live broadcasting and online networking. Any equipment used in the electronic communication process (e.g. television, radio, telephone, desktop computer, game console, handheld device) may also be considered electronic media. — Wikipedia





Computing and Electronics History (Engineering and Technology History Wiki)


National Electronics Museum


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Electronics Weekly
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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics



Electronics Weekly Electronics Design & Components Tech News

  • Analogue approach to AI at the edge
    by David Manners on December 16, 2019 at 6:31 am

    TowerJazz and Technion (the Israel Institute of Technology – pictured), have developed an analogue approach to designing AI cores which, they claim, is the only way to get the processing power at the appropriate power levels to deliver AI at the edge. The TowerJazz/Technion approach uses  memristor devices with analogue memory storage using TowerJazz’s Y-Flash ... This story continues at Analogue approach to AI at the edge Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

  • Deep Thinking Unit trains datacentres
    by David Manners on December 16, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Enflame, the Tencent-backed Shanghai AI start-up, and Globalfoundries have produced a deep learning accelerator  for data centre training based on a core called a Deep Thinking Unit (DTU), The DTU is based on GF’s 12LP FinFET platform with 2.5D packaging to deliver fast, power-efficient data processing for cloud-based AI training platforms. The DTU leverages GF’s 12LP ... This story continues at Deep Thinking Unit trains datacentres Or just read more coverage at […]

  • Toray Industries opens R&D centre to tackle...
    by David Manners on December 16, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Toray Industries has opened an R&D Innovation Centre for the Future at its Shiga Plant where the company was founded in 1926. Toray president Akihiro Nikkaku said that the centre will address “climate change, water shortages and resource depletion.” The centre comprises two buildings. One will undertake integrated research to generate ideas for revolutionary materials, ... This story continues at Toray Industries opens R&D centre to tackle climate change Or just read more […]

  • CutiePi coming soon
    by David Manners on December 16, 2019 at 6:07 am

    The 8-inch Raspberry Pi and Raspbian tablet is reported to be nearly ready for mass production. The layout and schematics of its motherboard have been finalised, it is has been OSHWA certified and the design files have been published on Github.   The Raspbian image and 3D printable case file will go live this month too.   For ... This story continues at CutiePi coming soon Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

  • Leti improves performance of thin-film batteries
    by David Manners on December 16, 2019 at 6:04 am

    In a research result that potentially could expand the market for tiny energy-storage units in medical implantable, injectable and wearable solutions,  has fabricated all-solid, inorganic thin-film batteries (TFBs) that demonstrate better performance than existing devices.  “We demonstrate an areal energy density of 890μAh.cm-2, the highest reported so far for such devices,”  says Leti, “furthermore, we ... This story continues at Leti improves performance of […]