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Information Age & Inventions

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Kyle Burns

on 18 October 2012

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Information Age By: Kyle Burns The Information Age is a period beginning about 1975 and characterized by the gathering and almost instantaneous transmission of vast amounts of information and by the rise of information-based industries. Definition: 1837 to now/current Time Limit so far "Lucasian professor of Mathematics at cambridge, Charles babbage, envisioned the very first computer in analytic engine." 1837 "Brewster Stereoscope developed by the Scottish Scientist Sir David Brewster." 1849 Z3 which is an electro mechanical computer designed by: Konrad Zuse 1941 "Anatasoff-Berry first digital computer." 1942 Charles Babbage Himself>> << analytic engine "The transistor, which permitted electronic miniaturization, was invented by William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain." 1947 William Shockley John Bardeen The Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC) was the first electronic digital computing device. Conceived in 1937, the machine was not programmable, being designed only to solve systems of equations. It was tested in 1942, its result storage mechanism, a paper card writer, and reader, was unreliable, and when John Vincent Atanasoff left Iowa State College for World War II, work on the machine stopedd. The Analytical Engine was a computer designed by Charles Babbage. It was first described in 1837 as the successor to Babbages difference engine, a design for a mechanical computer. The Analytical Engine incorporated a control flow in the form of branching and loops, and integrated memory, making it the first design for a computer that could soon become complete. A type of stereoscope that uses prisms to viaualize a image of two pictures and there seperation is greater than the interocular distance. The Z3 was an electromechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse. It was the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computing machine. By its standards the Z3 was one of the first machines that could be considered a complete computing machine, although it lacked the conditional branch operation. A transistor is a device made to amplify and switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is composed of semiconductor material with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled power can be higher than the controlling power, a transistor can amplify a signal. Today, some transistors are packaged individually, but many more are found embedded in integrated circuits. Electronic Paper - 1970s Electronic paper, aka e-paper and electronic ink are technologies which are designed to duplicate or repeat/mimic the outcome of the ink on paper. Electronic paper displays reflect light like ordinary paper, making it easier to read/see, and it has a bigger viewing angle than many other displays. Some e-papers can only be read in direct sunlight. 1971 - Email You've Got Mail!!! Electronic mail aka email or e-mail, is the exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Old email systems said that the author and the recipient both must be online at the same time to instant message each other. Emailing systems today are based on just like forwarding and replying/faxing info back and fourth. Emails accept forward, deliver and store messages. They need to connect only briefly/ or strongly to email for as long as it takes to send or receive a message. The term electronic mail was used generically for any electronic document transmission. Several writers in the early 1970s used the term to describe fax document transmission. As a result, it is difficult to find the first citation for the use of the term eamil or emailing for what it has today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Age



http://storiesofusa.com/information-age-inventions-timeline/ Citations By: Kyle Burns The End
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