Chapter 1 review - -Chapter 1 Computers and Digital Basics...

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-Chapter 1 Computers and Digital Basics: Our Changing World Networked economy has changed the way we do business by: Leveling the playing field Reversing the way of communication Speed: Time is scarce not capital. Information technology All forms of technology used to create, store, exchange, and use information in its various forms Hardware Software& Programs Systems- Input- Processing- Output- Feedback The Digital Revolution The digital revolution is an ongoing process of social, political, and economic change brought about by digital technology, such as computers and the Internet A constellation of technologies, including digital electronics, computers, communications networks, the Web, and digitization are fueling the digital revolution Digital electronics use electronic circuits to represent data Today, digital electronic devices include computers, portable media players such as iPods, digital cameras and camcorders, cell phones, radios and televisions, GPSs, DVD and CD players, e-book readers, and arcade games The second phase of the digital revolution materialized when the Internet was opened to public use - E-mail- Bulletin boards- Chat groups- Blogs- Online social networks A computer network is a group of computers linked by wired or wireless technology to share data and resources The Web is a collection of linked documents, graphics, and sounds that can be accessed over the Internet Cyberspace is a term that refers to entities that exist largely within computer networks Digitization is the process of converting text, numbers, sound, photos, and video into data that can be processed by digital devices
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Convergence Technological convergence is a process by which several technologies with distinct functionalities evolve to form a single product Convergence tends to offer enhanced functionality and convenience Digital Society Digital technologies and communications networks make it easy to cross cultural and geographic boundaries Anonymous Internet sites, such as Freenet, and anonymizer tools that cloak a person's identity, even make it possible to exercise freedom of speech in situations where reprisals might repress it Citizens of free societies have an expectation of privacy Intellectual property refers to the ownership of certain types of information, ideas, or representations Digital Society Digital technology is an important factor in global and national economies, in addition to
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