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Transmission of information (Ralph Hartley, Bell System Technical Journal)
Ralph Hartley (Wikipedia)

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Subjects

Communication, transportation, information technology and commerce have also been inextricably intertwined since the beginning of human history, and they still remain closely related today.

“The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication in America. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it.” — D. J. Czitrom, Media and the American Mind

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system:
380 Commerce, communications, transportation

See Communication, Transportation and Commerce

Subheadings

IT         Communications          Computation            Storage       Authoring     Simulation
Analog  Mail                         Device, Antikythera        Paper     Typewriter    Automaton
Electronic Telecommunication Calculator               Tape        Recorder        Elektro
Digital  Internet Computer Hardware Network CPU Memory Peripheral AR, MR, VR, Robot
Software       Service, Web       Program, OS          Spreadsheet Database        Virtual World, AI

Format Multimedia Video, Animation Image, Object Scent, Flavor Audio, Text Haptic, Other

Realities Augmented, Mixed, Virtual (Virtual World, SecondLife)

Resources

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

General

Portal

The Information Technology Professional’s Resource Center
Information technology portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

information technology : the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data — Webster See also Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

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

Encyclopedia

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and internet to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, engineering, healthcare, e-commerce, and computer services. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Innovation

Innovations Report

Technology

Information Technology Applications (McKinsey Quarterly)
How Information Technology Works (Dave Roos, How Stuff Works)

Commerce

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
Information Technology Products and Services (Thomas Register)
Information Technology Companies (CorporateInfo)

Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo

Product

Shop Amazon eBay, Gift Zazzle

Preservation

History


A History of Information Technology and Systems (Jeremy G. Butler, University of Arizona)
Cyberspace, Virtual Reality, and Critical Theory: Infotech (George P. Landow)
The History, Implications, and Contexts of Computing, Printing, and Other Information Technologies

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Communication Collection
Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)

Archive

Library of Congress Finding Aids

Library

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

Open Education Consortium
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation


Computer and Information Technology Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Organization

Information Technology Association of America
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Association for Computing Machinery

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)
Meetup.com

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

Science Daily, Ars Technica, NPR Archives, Google News

Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)

Article

TechRepublic: White Papers (CNET)
Google Scholar

Book

Google Books, ISBNdb

Government

NIST Information Technology Lab

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University)
Information Technology Governance (Wikipedia)
Information Technology Governance, Categories (Wikipedia)

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Hacker Purity Test

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Rumor

Snopes

Future


Eight Trends Driving the Future of Information Technology (IT Business Edge)

returntotop

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Information Technology News -- ScienceDaily Information Technology. Read the latest in IT research from research institutes around the world.

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    on February 22, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on the algorithmic task, this could be an easy or a very difficult certification problem. An international team of researchers has taken an important step towards solving a difficult variation of this problem, using a statistical approach. […]

  • Computer scientists and materials researchers...
    on February 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Steel is used to build cars, wind turbines and bridges and there are currently about 5000 different types of steel available on the market. But how can steel producers guarantee that a particular steel will always exhibit the same high quality? Up until now experienced experts analysed material samples under the microscope and carefully compared the results against reference images. But classifying materials in this way is not free from errors. […]

  • Phishing success linked to incentives and...
    on February 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    A new study focusing on the attacker -- a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing -- identifies successful and less successful strategies. It also reveals that attackers are motivated by quicker and larger rewards -- with creative individuals putting more effort into constructing these malicious emails. Insights from the study can be used to develop tools and training procedures to detect phishing emails. […]

  • Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest...
    on February 20, 2018 at 9:12 pm

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    on February 20, 2018 at 7:34 pm

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