Ch. 1 Slides - 1/11/2010 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of...

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1/11/2010 1 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology Information Technology in Theory By Pelin Aksoy and Laura DeNardis Chapter 1 Introduction to Information Technology CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 2 Objectives •Define “information” and understand the four methods of representing and conveying information • Describe some important historical milestones in recording and exchanging information Explain what technical topics are included in the field • Explain what technical topics are included in the field of information technology 2 Information Technology in Theory
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1/11/2010 2 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 3 Objectives (continued) •Describe the role information technologies play in modern society • Articulate some cutting-edge trends in information technology Gain familiarity with current career specializations in • Gain familiarity with current career specializations in information technology 3 Information Technology in Theory CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 4 Defining Information • Defining “information” is not straightforward – A fact or series of facts that carry meaning – The value of these facts strongly depends on context • Examples of information – Spam – 911 emergency call Air traffic control map – Air traffic control map – Text message – Instructions for building a bomb – Sports scores 4 Information Technology in Theory
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1/11/2010 3 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 5 What Counts as Information? 5 Information Technology in Theory CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 6 The Various Forms of Representing Information • The routes to representing information have not changed for centuries – Spoken word (sound) –Tex t – Pictures – Numbers T d i f ti t h l i ( W b it ) till • Today, information technologies (e.g. Web sites) still represent information with text, images (including video), numbers, and sound 6 Information Technology in Theory
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1/11/2010 4 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 7 How Historically Have Humans Conveyed Information? 7 Information Technology in Theory CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 8 Image Technology Milestones 8 Information Technology in Theory
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1/11/2010 5 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 9 Sound Technology Milestones 9 Information Technology in Theory CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 10 Alphanumeric Technology Milestones 10 Information Technology in Theory
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1/11/2010 6 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology 11 The Speed and Scope of Information • What has changed is the speed and scope of information technologies • Consider what a student can do in an hour: – Check out the day’s most viewed videos on YouTube – Make two cell phone calls – Download a homework assignment for class – Exchange several text messages with friends – Book an airline reservation for a spring break trip – Consult a news source – Download a new music file Download a new music file
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Ch. 1 Slides - 1/11/2010 CIS 3003 Fundamentals of...

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