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

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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

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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)

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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 <OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, 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

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)

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

Museum

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

Library

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

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

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

News

Science Daily, Ars Technica

Article

Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)
TechRepublic: White Papers (CNET)

Book

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

Rumor

Snopes

Future


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

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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 April 25, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    More than technological fixes are needed to stop countries from spreading disinformation on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to two experts. Policymakers and diplomats need to focus more on the psychology behind why citizens are so vulnerable to disinformation campaigns. […]

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    on April 25, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Researchers have developed a technique for detecting types of malware that use a system's architecture to thwart traditional security measures. The new detection approach works by tracking power fluctuations in embedded systems. […]

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    on April 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    For the first time, researchers have used a laser as a radio transmitter and receiver, paving the way for towards ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi and new types of hybrid electronic-photonic devices. […]

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    on April 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different objects. […]

  • Machine-learning system used to diagnose genetic...
    on April 24, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Scientists have utilized a machine-learning process and clinical natural language processing (CNLP) to diagnose rare genetic diseases in record time. This new method is speeding answers to physicians caring for infants in intensive care and opening the door to increased use of genome sequencing as a first-line diagnostic test for babies with cryptic conditions. […]


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