History of Computing and Telecommunications


A course designed to introduce to the history of informatics and telecommunications. The course will present the students with the opportunity of familiarizing themselves with major issues of the history of informatics and telecommunications such asThe analog-digital debate, the emergence and establishment of the software-hardware demarcation, the permanent software crisis, computer utility initiatives and the advent of personal computing, the transformation of computing from mathematical machine to telecommunications device, the integration of computing-telecommunications into a range of recent and emerging technologies (bio, biomed, nano).


Objectives

Familiarization with the history of computing and telecommunications and its potential use by the students in the future, in the context of their professional life.


Prerequisites

None.


Syllabus

The analog-digital debate, the emergence and establishment of the software-hardware demarcation, the permanent software crisis, computer utility initiatives and the advent of personal computing, the transformation of computing from mathematical machine to telecommunications device, the integration of computing-telecommunications into a range of recent and emerging technologies (bio, biomed, nano).

COURSE DETAILS

Level:

Type:

Undergraduate

(A+)


Instructors: Aristotle Tympas
Department: Department of Informatics and Telecommunication
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Subject: Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications
Rights: CC - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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