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Hacker (computer security) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hacker (computer security)

In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.

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A comprehensive insight into hacker culture

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Digital divide in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital divide in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The digital divide in the United States refers to actual or perceived inequalities between individuals, households, and other groups of different demographic and socioeconomic levels in access to information and communication technologies ("ICTs") and in the knowledge and skills needed to effectively use the information gained from connecting.

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Excellent account of Bill Clinton's involvement in the development of the concept of the digital divide

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Hello Africa – A documentary on the culture of mobile technology in Africa

Hello Africa – A documentary on the culture of mobile technology in Africa | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Hello Africa documentary on the culture of mobile phone technology in Africa

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Global digital divide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Global digital divide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The global digital divide is the global disparities between developed and developing countries in regards to access to computing and information resources such as the Internet and the opportunities derived from such access.

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The Evolution of Mobile Phone Design (History:1980 to 2012).

The Evolution of Mobile Phone Design (History:1980 to 2012). | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We don’t usually realize this but the mobile phones we use daily which have sneaked up and become the most important part of our daily routines have evolved their design, looks and technology rampan
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Very extensive account of the evolution of the mobile phone

 

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1954 'Home Computer of the Future' - Urban Legends

1954 'Home Computer of the Future' - Urban Legends | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Viral image allegedly found in a 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics shows the RAND Corporation's conception of what a home computer would look like in the future.
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Account of the truth behind the Rand Corporation home computer spoof

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Enquire Within Upon Everything - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Enquire Within Upon Everything

Enquire Within Upon Everything was a how-to book for domestic life, first published in 1856 by Houlston and Sons of Paternoster Square in London. The editor was Robert Kemp Philp. It was then continuously reprinted in many new and updated editions as additional information and articles were added.

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Potted explanation of the book with a link to the entertaining interactive online rendering its contents

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The Invention of the Internet

The Invention of the Internet | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Internet that we use today is the result of more than 50 years of work by scientists, scholars and government agencies.
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The History Channel's consise and accessible history of the Internet

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History of the World Wide Web - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (" WWW" or simply the " Web") is a global information medium which users can read and write via computers connected to the Internet. The term is often mistakenly used as a synonym for the Internet itself, but the Web is a service that operates over the Internet, just as e-mail also does.

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Timeline of communication technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Timeline of communication technology

Timeline of communication technology Prior to 3500BC - Communication was carried out through paintings of indigenous tribes. 3500s BC - The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing and the Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing. 16th century BC - The Phoenicians develop an alphabet.

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Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Blogging | Media | The Guardian

Blogging | Media | The Guardian | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Latest news and comment on Blogging from the Guardian
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The Guardian's Media section on Blogging

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the DAEDALUS PROJECT: MMORPG Research, Cyberculture, MMORPG Psychology

the DAEDALUS PROJECT: MMORPG Research, Cyberculture, MMORPG Psychology | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Online Research of MMORPG's. Studies, Essays, Forums. MMORPG Research. By Nicholas Yee.
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Nick Yee's extensive Daedalus Project working with the online aming community

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Digital divide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital divide

A digital divide is an economic inequality between groups, broadly construed, in terms of access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT).

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Global Voices · Citizen media stories from around the world

Global Voices · Citizen media stories from around the world | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.
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Global voices is one of the most conspicuously successful examples of international community blogging and online journalism

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Personal Computers - CHM Revolution

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Computers for EveryoneComputers evolved primarily for military, scientific, government, and corporate users with substantial needs…and substantial budgets. They populated labs, universities, and big companies.
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The Computer History Museum's wonderful timeline for the development of the PC

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Tim Berners-Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tim Berners-Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, (born 8 June 1955), also known as " TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November.

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Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Archives of the evolution of over 300 billion web pages.

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BBC Nature - Flying penguins videos, news and facts

BBC Nature - Flying penguins videos, news and facts | Visual Culture in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Flying penguins are a very recent addition to the penguin family in evolutionary terms.
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The BBC's famous flying penguins spoof

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Silk Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Silk Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Extending 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometres), the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade which was carried out along its length, and began during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). The Central Asian sections of the trade routes were expanded around 114 BC by the Han dynasty, largely through the missions and explorations of Zhang Qian.

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