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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

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

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.

  • Security vulnerabilities in terahertz data links
    on October 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Scientists have assumed that future terahertz data links would have an inherent immunity to eavesdropping, but new research shows that's not necessarily the case. […]

  • Sound, vibration recognition boost context-aware...
    on October 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Smart devices can seem dumb if they don't understand what's happening around them. Researchers say environmental awareness can be enhanced by analyzing sound and vibrations. The researchers report about two approaches -- one that uses the ubiquitous microphone, and another that employs a modern-day version of eavesdropping technology once used by the KGB. […]

  • Liver-on-a-chip, the ideal test environment for...
    on October 14, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Organ-on-a-chip liver platform marks first time this breakthrough gene-editing technology will be used on a non-animal, multicellular model. […]

  • Novel machine learning based framework could lead...
    on October 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Computers used to take up entire rooms. Today, a two-pound laptop can slide effortlessly into a backpack. But that wouldn't have been possible without the creation of new, smaller processors -- which are only possible with the innovation of new materials. […]

  • Researchers develop 3D printed objects that can...
    on October 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Engineers have developed 3D printed devices that can track and store their own use -- without using batteries or electronics. Instead, this system uses a method called backscatter, through which a device can share information by reflecting signals that have been transmitted to it with an antenna. […]


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