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