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The Strategies of Informing Technology in the 21st Century
A popular term in the 1990s to refer to the potential of a new economy made possible by digital communication systems.
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Trends in Terminology: From Punched Cards to Digital Informing
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8036-3.ch011
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze and review trends in digital terminology. The chapter begins by examining the origins of computerization in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Next, the chapter examines the key concepts punch cards and computer science. The chapter then discusses how the term computer science is misleading. This is followed by a discussion of how information technology became the most popular term in the US. The chapter then switches focus to Europe and discusses France's promotion of informatique as well as Europe's switch from informatics to ICT. Next, the chapter considers how the internet has given rise to terms like e-commerce. The chapter concludes by considering the transition from ICT to digital informing and informing technology.
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Virtual School Administration
Encompasses those components that capture the visions of a nationwide, invisible, dynamic Web learner and the source of information. They include, but are not limited to, private and public high-speed interactive, narrow and broadband networks, satellite, terrestrial and wireless technologies, database, the written word, a film, a piece of music, a sound recording, a picture, or computer software.
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