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The history of technology and technology throughout history; human innovation from the first stone tool to the iPhone and beyond.

  • Veronica E
    Published 16 days ago
    How Technology Change?

    How Technology Change?

    Technology has always been in our lives. As young people spend their time on their tablets, cellphones and computers, most of us still remember our Nokias, Blackberry and our flip-phones. Technology has changed our lives, at a point when it is impossible not to find a job or our way back home from our cell phones. Regardless of times changing technology has become part of our culture, business and influence on young people.
  • Maya Abrams
    Published 28 days ago
    Data Visualization Article Response: How Alternative Facts Rewrite History

    Data Visualization Article Response: How Alternative Facts Rewrite History

    This week's reading for my 'Introduction to Illustration & Data Visualizations' class is an article by Alan Smith titled "How alternative facts rewrite history," specializing in the importance of a graphic's scaling used to encode significant periods for the reader's understanding. According to Smith the definition of scale is 'the mechanism by which numbers of any size are converted into readable proportions on the page or screen,' meaning the barriers that will emphasize how and where numerically/historically the graphic will be measured. One crucial notion Smith highlights in terms of using scale correctly is making sure that all graphics use the same units, concerning what timespan will be measured to keep from misleading information. Alan's article shows an emphasis on a particular style of scale called the log scale, which is used to balance higher and lower values of the same data on an axis.
  • ASHLEY SMITH
    Published about a month ago
    how to watch tv

    how to watch tv

    I am sure there will be many reading this that wont believe a few things I remember from my earlies tv watching days. In the uk it was 3 channels, everything was on and then went till it was repeated. If you missed it there was no recording, no catch up and no plus one channels. It meant that if you needed a comfort break or drink you had to wait between programmes or rush during adverts, a famous cry would come up of "its back on" and you would need to rush back as there was no pause.
  • Darren OConnell
    Published about a month ago
    A Critique of the Social, Ethical, Professional and Legal Issues Relating to the Development and Usage of Computer Systems

    A Critique of the Social, Ethical, Professional and Legal Issues Relating to the Development and Usage of Computer Systems

    Undeniably, the exhilarating and intricate discipline of computer science has produced incredible technological systems over recent decades that have had a transformational effect on society worldwide. Indeed, the profound economic and societal implications of computer science have been astonishing and unparalleled. Over forty years ago, Gotlieb and Borodin published a seminal work Social Issues in Computing which anticipated the far-reaching and revolutionary implications of computer technology on the modern era.
  • Rafael Muendo
    Published about a month ago
    I’m addicted to Apple devices
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published about a month ago
    London Lives and the Digital Humanities Experience

    London Lives and the Digital Humanities Experience

    Among many histories, I have always been fascinated by Victorian London and the developments leading up to it, so the opportunity to write about London Lives has come to me at the right time. This is a digital humanities project that provides access to published and unpublished documents, each illuminating some aspect of the lives of lower-class citizens living in what had become one of Europe’s largest cities in the 18th century (LL).
  • Roger Skibowski
    Published 3 months ago
    I remember: Computers and other technology

    I remember: Computers and other technology

    “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.” — Mark Twain
  • Kristi Hines
    Published 3 months ago
    Web 3.0

    Web 3.0

    With 3.8 billion people on the Internet at the beginning of what is known as the dawn of web 3.0 in 2017, we find ourselves surrounded by a vast number of blogging platforms and social media networks. There is an endless supply of content, with over a billion websites to choose from. Let’s take a look at web 3.0 and how the changes in technology will affect content creators in the near future.
  • Kristi Hines
    Published 3 months ago
    Web 2.0

    Web 2.0

    In our story about Web 1.0, we explored the read-only era before 2005. The days when blogging and social media began, and the number of internet users went from under 50 million to over 1 billion. Now, we're going to explore the most recent part of our internet history, which some refer to as the read-write age of the web.
  • Kristi Hines
    Published 3 months ago
    Web 1.0

    Web 1.0

    Curious about how rapidly the internet is changing, and how those changes will affect the way you create content? In this three-part series, we'll look at how the internet has gone through rapid stages of growth since the commercialization of websites in the mid-'90s. This post is the first part of the series, covering the Web 1.0 era from 1995 to 2005. Or more specifically, from WebCrawler to YouTube.
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 3 months ago
    Everything You Need to Know About Internet of Things (IoT)

    Everything You Need to Know About Internet of Things (IoT)

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking over almost every sector of the economy. However, most people who are not in the computer world don't understand what it is and how it works. Here is everything you need to know about the Internet of Things.
  • DNQ
    Published 4 months ago
    How did technology impact our society?

    How did technology impact our society?

    In our generation, technology has rapidly changed, giving us the ability to communicate, multitask, and so much more. It expanded its accessibility of computers, phones, and software from offices, to our homes and now in our own hands. However, technology has been used in many ways that both good and bad. Laurie Penny, a journalist, writes about the idea of having the internet and what it was used for throughout history. In her journal article “Cybersexism,” released in 2014, she talks about her experience of becoming a writer without the internet and how people threaten each other online. She believes that the internet is not “free” and that the internet is not for everybody because women are being discriminated against online. Emily Witt is a journalist who wrote on her experience based on dating and relationships. In her magazine article “Love Me Tinder,” released in 2015 from her book Future Sex, she talks about how Tinder became a popular sensation. She takes on a neutral perspective of dating apps and how they impact relationships, dates, and hook-ups by comparing other people’s experiences, in how they use various dating apps, and other users. She wants us to view the use of social media apps like Tinder, Grindr, and many others as a normal activity. Zoe Bernard, a tech reporter, discusses the start of developed technology and its influence on our culture. In her business article, “Here's how technology is shaping the future of education,” released in 2017, she talks about how technology influences and shapes our educational world. She believes that technology plays a big role in education because it allows us to accommodate learning styles when people adapt to technology and it also enhances the teacher’s roles in the classroom environment. Amir Talaei-Khoeia and Jay Daniel are two university students who are studying how technology can impact the effects of cognitive abilities. In their journal article, “How younger elderly realize usefulness of cognitive training video games to maintain their independent living,” released in October 2018, they hypothesized that through video game technology the elderly can remain independent by improving their cognitive abilities. In this paper, I will be discussing, analyzing and connecting arguments about technology and its impact on people from various and perspectives. I will also be discussing my thoughts and perspectives on technology and its current state in 2019.