The dawn of the 21st century brings society to a level where we are
bombarded with information delivered through a variety of technological
This information is brought to us almost instantly, providing us with on-
demand resources at anytime and anywhere.
An amazing characteristic about
our society is the necessity to ever upgrade our technology into something more
productive, more constructive, and just plain exciting.
We strive bring
technologies from science fiction to science fact; futuristic ideals to everyday
Occasionally, differentiating between actual goals and impossible dreams
can be difficult and often disappointing.
However, by establishing lofty
objectives, we can enjoy all the possibilities technology can offer during the
persistent challenge to achieve our goal.
Information technology is the study of
gathering, organizing, and preparing data to be received, transmitted, and stored
using technology to deliver information with speed and accuracy.
are at the epicenter of an information revolution that may one day surpass the
industrial revolution in terms of social importance.
Those of us seeking the
necessity of mass information must do all we can to continually develop systems
to improve the way information is brought to us.
By advancing our technology,
we will be able to seamlessly integrate ourselves with increased ease, all the
while increasing productivity and decreasing frustration.
Since the introduction of the home computer, people have been
smothering themselves with information at a scale that has never been seen.
This information has been brought to us many ways, but the preferred method is
through visual representation.
Without a monitor, processing information from
the computer would be a strenuous hassle.
As a result, two popular inventions of
the 20th century were spliced together to create a user-friendly interface that
would result in a information revolution.
The classic cathode-ray tube television
was used as the standard computer monitor.
The introduction of LCD flat
screens in the 1990s was an immediate success.
With the burden of a bulky
CRT monitor gone, laptop computers were developed allowing a portable
solution for computing on the go.
Recently, the craze for these somewhat flat
displays has approached every industry from private televisions to the local
supermarket cash register.
These technologies are completely different in
respect to the way they operate, but both accomplish the same basic task.
both display data from an information source and relay that data to our optical
receptors via light waves in which our brain can interpret.
However, can more
creative display technologies allow for more productivity?
Flat screen displays
do save us space and energy.
As a whole, the space and energy we save can
really add up, therefore the investment can be justified.
This trend has been