April 10, 2021

Information Technology: the first 2,500 years | Chris Blackwell | TEDxFurmanU

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Information technology is not a new idea. From the use of clay tablets, to papyrus and paper, information technology has existed for millennia. The technologies of ancient civilizations help us to understand the advancements currently being made.

Christopher Blackwell is the Louis G. Forgione University Professor of Classics at Furman University. He has published books and articles on Greek history, ancient manuscripts, and data science. He co-authored articles on historical botany with his wife, Amy Hackney Blackwell, as well as the book “Mythology for Dummies”, which has been translated into Spanish, German, Dutch, French, and Russian.

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