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Trends in Terminology: From Punched Cards to Digital Informing

Trends in Terminology: From Punched Cards to Digital Informing
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Copyright: 2022
Pages: 11
Source title: The Strategies of Informing Technology in the 21st Century
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Targowski (Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8036-3.ch011


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The purpose of this chapter is to analyze and review trends in digital terminology. The chapter begins by examining the origins of computerization in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Next, the chapter examines the key concepts punch cards and computer science. The chapter then discusses how the term computer science is misleading. This is followed by a discussion of how information technology became the most popular term in the US. The chapter then switches focus to Europe and discusses France's promotion of informatique as well as Europe's switch from informatics to ICT. Next, the chapter considers how the internet has given rise to terms like e-commerce. The chapter concludes by considering the transition from ICT to digital informing and informing technology.

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