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computer revolution

The impact computers have on society. Also called the "digital revolution," there have been roughly four revolutionary periods. The first was when computers began to proliferate in the 1960s, transforming business around the world. The second was during the 1980s when consumers became customers for personal computers, without which, the Internet and third revolution would not have flourished. The fourth began with smartphones and tablets. Each era changed society in myriad ways. See computer generations, computer ethics and technodeterminism.

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 during the computer revolution in Britain, we didn't manage to attract the number of jobs in the way that the Thames Valley did, because we were not able to persuade the companies investing that we had the skills they were looking for.
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Apple did not detail what patents Nokia allegedly violated but instead provided a long list of the company's accomplishments, such as "igniting" the "personal computer revolution.
This second computer revolution has made microprocessor-controlled instrumentation the norm in the last few years.
Microsoft began the personal computer revolution with Windows 1.
The HP campus was the former home of Digital in New Hampshire, a company that helped launch the computer revolution with so-called minicomputers, which dominated the industry for years before being outpaced by desktops, otherwise known as the personal computer.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Just as Western Union disregarded the potential of the telephone in the 1890s and IBM essentially missed the personal computer revolution in the 1980s, the large energy institutions that dominate today's fossil-fuel-based economy fail to understand the potential for "disruptive" technologies to create a better energy future.
If you think it's hard to imagine one person almost single-handedly creating the personal computer revolution and then recasting himself as an after-school teacher for sixth graders, then obviously you don't know Steve Wozniak too well.
For example, we ruled out microprocessor Controls because the computer revolution has had a universal impact, and plastics rode the wave along with every other industry.

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