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Title Information age : six networks that changed our world / edited by Tilly Blyth ; with contributions from David Attenborough, Stephen Baxer, Lucy Delap, James Gleick, Mo Ibrahim, Martha Lane Fox, Tom Standage.

Publication Info. London : Scala Arts & Heritage, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    303.4833 INF    Available
Description 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, London.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The permanent gallery, Information Age at the Science Museum, looks at how information and communication technologies have transformed our lives over the last 200 years. This gallery invites visitors to reflect on the long history of information networks, telling 21 stories of people and events and showcasing many significant objects. It includes excerpts from unique interviews with the BBC team who created the world's first global satellite broadcast in 1967, soldiers who used GPS during the first Gulf war in 1991, and business people from Cameroon whose lives have been transformed by the economic possibilities of mobile telephony since 1997. The six networks: The Cable, The Broadcast, The Exchange, The Constellation, The Web, and The Cell.
Subject Information technology -- History -- Exhibitions.
Information technology -- Equipment and supplies -- History -- Exhibitions.
Telecommunication -- History -- Exhibitions.
Telecommunication -- Equipment and supplies -- History -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Blyth, Tilly, editor.
Science Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN 9781857599015 (hbk.)
1857599012 (hbk.)

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