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The Digital Revolution by Alan Charlesworth

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Understanding the Technology

While it is not vital for you as a manager to fully understand the technology behind digital applications, exploring the background of the digital environment will help you to appreciate the revolution it has driven.

Defining the term “digital”

The term digital describes information that is stored and transmitted in terms of discrete numbers—the distinct seconds and minutes of a digital clock, as opposed to the sweeping hands of an analog device. Digital technology is now used in all “traditional” media, but is most associated with computing and the Internet.

The history of the Internet

The Internet[], used by millions around the globe, was conceived by military scientists. Fearing the effects of nuclear attack ...

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