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computer revolution

The tremendous impact computers have on society. There have been four computer revolutions. The first was when computers began to proliferate in the 1960s, which transformed business around the world. The second started in the late 1970s when consumers became computer customers for the first time. Without personal computers, the Internet, the third revolution, would not have flourished. The fourth revolution began with smartphones and tablets. Each revolution changed society in myriad ways. See computer ethics.

The Revolution Behind Everything
The heart of all these revolutions is the integrated circuit, otherwise known as the "chip," which is the most extraordinary invention of the modern era. See active area and chip.
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Similarly, while some of the elements of the computer revolution originated in defense projects and university labs, their application to our everyday lives has been largely the work of profit-seeking entrepreneurs like Gates, Jobs, Cook, and Dell.
Computer visualization is emerging as a distinctive new discipline, according to the authors, who call it the second computer revolution.
The report, the first comprehensive materials flow analysis of a 32-megabyte memory chip, undercuts the reputation of the electronics sector as a relatively "clean" industry--and belies the widely held belief that the computer revolution heralds a "dematerialization" of the post-industrial economy.
HERE IS A FACT ALL OF US SORT of subconsciously know, but the actual statistics are still impressive evidence of the computer revolution.
THE National Assembly may have to give financial assistance to link the countryside to the computer revolution.
Since 1995, California's economy has grown by 32 percent and electricity demand has grown 24 percent, a byproduct of the computer revolution that has made California the world's sixth-largest economy.
Schiffman, Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution.
Over the past couple of decades or so, as the personal computer revolution placed more (and cheaper) processing power within reach of virtually anyone, that changed.
He added that everyone should be able to benefit from the computer revolution.
There is widespread agreement that this paradox is a measurement problem--official price and output data are simply missing the computer revolution.
THE Irish town of Limerick owes its recent renaissance to a young Texan pioneer of the computer revolution.
We have now entered a new millennium and my guess is that, within 50 years, the computer revolution will have rendered all coins of the realm obsolete.

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