There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home, predicted Ken Olsen, founder and CEO, Digital Equipment Corporation—the foremost computer company of its time—infamously.
In 1983, Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Soviet nuclear early warning centre, when computers warned of five incoming missiles.
In the short history of computing, machines have crept ever closer to humans. In the early days, they occupied an entire room for computer-operators to enter.
The industrial revolution moved manufacturing out of homes and into factories, with larger machines that were powered by rivers and water wheels, and later steam engines. Technology changed working life radically as a result.
The convenience of online shopping comes at a cost to our privacy that most of us are willing to accept. This acceptance, though, is aided by a lack of awareness of the data being collected.
If you’re going to outsource digital entirely, you may as well outsource your entire company strategy
Consumers have evolved from being merely readers and viewers to also being participants and users. The news media must do more to keep pace with this evolution.