Information, Technology, and Communication

Information, Technology, and Communication

Welcome to a collection of programs from The Henry Ford relating to the history of Information, Technology and Communications!

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Information, Technology, and Communication
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Y2K

    The turn of the calendar from 1999 into the year 2000 was cause for celebration but also cause for concern--at least the media made sure it was hyped that way! Would the Y2K computer bug at the turn of the millennium cause the end of the world as we knew it? Most of us didn't want to believe it w...

  • The History of the Magic Lantern

    Developed in the 17th century, the magic lantern allowed people to experience movie-like entertainment hundreds of years before cinema or photography existed.

    Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch astronomer, mathematician, and physicist in the 1650s, is credited with the invention of the magic lantern. H...