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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.

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    on August 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

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    on August 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers. […]

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    on August 9, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Through innovative use of a neural network that mimics image processing by the human brain, a research team reports accurate reconstruction of images transmitted over optical fibers for distances of up to a kilometer. […]

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    on August 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Cybersecurity researchers have helped close a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal encryption keys from a popular security package by briefly listening in on unintended 'side channel' signals from smartphones. […]

  • Holding law enforcement accountable for...
    on August 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

    A new cryptographic system is aimed at improving government accountability for surveillance while still maintaining enough confidentiality for police to do their jobs. AUDIT involves a public ledger in which officials share information about data requests through so-called 'cryptographic commitments.' If the courts decide to release the data they requested, the public can be assured that the correct documents were released in full; if they decide not to, then that refusal itself is made known. […]


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