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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.

  • Hunting for the finest droplet
    on November 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Modern passenger airplanes already consume less than three liters fuel per one hundred kilometers and passenger. Scientists are currently working on further improving this value. In addition, engineers plan to optimize the combustion process such that exhaust gas emission is reduced considerably. For this purpose, they use supercomputers and simulation methods that are usually applied for tsunami calculations or for water effects in computer games. […]

  • Quantum internet goes hybrid
    on November 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Researchers report the first demonstration of an elementary link of a hybrid quantum information network, using a cold atomic cloud and a doped crystal as quantum nodes as well as single telecom photons as information carriers. The study demonstrates the communication and transmission of quantum information between two completely different types of quantum nodes placed in different labs. […]

  • Virtual reality allows you to look inside your...
    on November 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Renderings of 3-D cells in the body are traditionally displayed using 2-D media, such as on a computer screen or paper; however, the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets means it is now possible to visualize and interact with scientific data in a 3-D virtual world. […]

  • New way to write magnetic info could pave the way...
    on November 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information. […]

  • New computational method provides optimized...
    on November 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys' wind-up motion. […]


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