With the first article that I read through, The Information by James Gleick, where he talks about a person by the name of Claude Shannon who was one of the main works for the Transistor and the bit. Early in the mid-1950s, Shannon was at the center piece when the Cybernetic Movement that burst onto the scene when the Transistor won the Noble Prize. I think that Gleick is raising the point that with all the things that were made and invented during the mid-1950s, it created a sense that technology was advancing at a rapid pace. I think that something that we could investigate with this class is the different sorts of inventions that were just made in the early 1940s to the mid-1950s and just the differences that they have with current inventions that we are seeing today.
My mind wanders around, and I conceive of different things day and night. Like a science-fiction writer, I’m thinking, “What if it were like this?” (Gleick 3)
The Cybernetics Moment by Ronald R. Kline believes that the actual begin of the Information Age is the 1960s after Norbert Wiener and Claude Shannon were celebrated progenitors of the Information Age where the new era that was being formulated right before their very eyes was based on Computers and Communications Technology. Now as mentioned earlier, the Information Age does not really have a set starting point so this allows for some leeway on what we do consider the actual point where we can say, yes that is when the Information Age began. Allowing us to delve into the history about the Information Age more because of the odd part of when it started. I do believe that the main point that needs to be figured out throughout this class is when does the Information Age actual start and with what invention do we consider to be the first of this new era.