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Subject:RE: History of the IT industry From:"Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com> To:"'Fred Ridder'" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sat, 31 May 2008 17:05:45 +1000
> But if it's on the Web, it *MUST* be true, right??? So I guess
>Merriam-Webster must have got it wrong when they cited 1978
>as the origin of information technology. Does that mean we can
>also discount their definition of the term, since they clearly got
>the date wrong?
Absolutely not. It's not a matter of "right" and "wrong". This site is
somebody's attempt to identify key events in the history of information
technology. Someone else might come up with a totally different list. It
certainly is not suggested anywhere that the term "information technology"
was in use in the 17th century (it wasn't - I was there).
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