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Information Technology has the potential to change societal structure and processes similar in scale to that of both the Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.
Today, we are experiencing a technological revolution. There’s nothing silent or stealthy about it – we are aware of new technology arriving every year. This revolution is global, not local. Many years ago in India, there was a campaign to have a “tap in every village” – such a simple aim. Now every home “needs a computer”.
Software Engineers are trying to utilize their IT skills in all fields for the development of the country.
Have you heard of the slogan “Think Globally, Act locally”. You may or may not have. But I think in the case we have here, its quite different. We might have to modify that to “Think Universally, Act Globally!!!” The developers and web masters thinks universally, and they implement their thoughts across the globe. So the development or benefit that’s gained is also global.
I remember reading an article in a News Paper that, more than 35,000 new websites were launched at the same day of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Inauguration for India alone!!!
In the present situation, if a 12 year old has any doubt in his studies, he no longer asks his parents. Instead he goes to his computer and looks on the internet. This is just a small example about the revolution of internet.
Today the internet has become a strong medium for advertising marketers. They believe that, today’s youth spend 2 hours a day in front of the television, 5 hours on the internet and 24 hours with their mobile phones. So the marketing agencies are also moving towards this option. This discovery by the marketing experts confirmed that the internet have become a more strong medium for which the advertisers gain more and their products get exposed even faster. It has become a more stronger media than Television.
Today, even a person who had never ever used a computer...