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Summary: In the first part the lecture gives the background of Third Information Revolution. Then it describes the unfolding of Third Information Revolution. It traces the development in Electronics in general and in Computer Engineering in particular from 1833AD to date. It gives the development of SuperComputers till date. It gives the source of digital data and total data generated per annum. It gives a Table on World Wide Internet Users. Table 1 gives the evolution of µP chips, Table 2 gives the evolution of different generations of computers, Table 3 gives the evolution of Local Area Network, Table 4 gives the data on Submarine and land cables laid till now. It also gives a special note on Hard 350 Disc Drive introduced in IBM 305 Ramac Computers supplanting the magnetic tapes.

ROAD MAP OF COMPUTER DEVELOPMENT

[Computer age- Communication fuelled Universal Empowerment]

Key words: Telegraphy, Vacuum Tube, Transistors, integrated Circuit Technology, Computer;

Summary: In the first part the lecture gives the background of Third Information Revolution. Then it describes the unfolding of Third Information Revolution. It traces the development in Electronics in general and in Computer Engineering in particular from 1833AD to date. It gives the development of SuperComputers till date. It gives the source of digital data and total data generated per annum. It gives a Table on World Wide Internet Users. Table 1 gives the evolution of µP chips, Table 2 gives the evolution of different generations of computers, Table 3 gives the evolution of Local Area Network, Table 4 gives the data on Submarine and land cables laid till now. It also gives a special note on Hard 350 Disc Drive introduced in IBM 305 Ramac Computers supplanting the magnetic tapes.

[ Science&technology year by year –Marshall Publication,London,2001]

Gutenburg Revolution, the Second Information Revolution , gave rise to the rotating type Printing Press. “Printing Liberated people’s mind by enabling the widespread dissemination of knowledge and opinion. But it remained subject to censorship and worse. Television shrank the planets into Marshall Mclean’s “global village” but the representation it diffused were tightly controlled by editors, corporations, advertisers and governments.”

The net in contrast provides the first totally unrestricted , totally uncensored communication system-ever. It is a living embodiment of an open market in ideas. Its patron saint (if that is not a blasphemous though for such a secular hero) is Thomas Paine, the great 18 th century libertarian who advanced the remarkable idea (remarkable for the time, anyway )that everyone had a right to speak his mind and the even more notion that they had a right to be heard.”

Precisely because of this “Net is potentially more powerful than both printing and TV because Net harnesses the intellectual leverage which printing gave to the man-kind without being hobbled by the one to many broadcast television.”

BC700 - The First Information Revolution - Invention of the Phoenicians Alphabets, the mother of all European languages.

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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
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How can I make nanorobot?
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