Thames Valley to Silicon Valley?
An exploration of the impact of computers
Images courtesy of Computer History Museum
The Age of Information Technology (IT)
The nineteenth century saw the creation and development of many innovative technologies across the world. The past quarter of a century has seen the phenomenal growth and integration of computers and other electronic equipment into many aspects of society including homes, schools, businesses and leisure activities.
The widespread use and development of computer technology has taken us from rooms the size of football pitches, filled with electronic equipment, processing simple data to palmtop computers communicating across a world wide network at the touch of a button.
The Impact of the Communications Technology Revolution on the Local Community and Economy
This presentation focuses on collating the reminiscences of the U3A Wokingham group who have been closely associated with the growth of computing in the Thames Valley area. Memories over the years indicate the impact this revolution has had on the local community and economy.
Why Record the History of Computing?
The evolution of computers has impacted almost every aspect of our society. In recording the historic aspect of computing we can help to preserve knowledge and document the development of how we have reached the Age of Information Technology we live in today.
By recording people's oral recollections and reminiscences of the impact of developing computer technology, we can learn and benefit from first hand accounts of this significant revolution.