Category Archives: Social Impact

The Bulletin Board System

IEEE Spectrum: For millions of people around the globe, the Internet is a simple fact of life. We take for granted the invisible network that enables us to communicate, navigate, investigate, flirt, shop, and play. Early on, this network-of-networks connected … Continue reading

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The Eighth Wonder of the World

July 27, 1866 The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed. The first working cable, completed in 1858, failed within a few weeks. Before it did, however, it prompted the biggest parade New York had ever seen and accolades that described the … Continue reading

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A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook

Don’t Touch That Dial! By Vaughan Bell A respected Swiss scientist, Conrad Gessner, might have been the first to raise the alarm about the effects of information overload. In a landmark book, he described how the modern world overwhelmed people … Continue reading

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Launching Disruptive ‘Legs’ Technology

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The High Cost of Multitasking (Infographic)

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Updated for the 21st Century

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Kids React to Old Computers (Video)

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