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Digital communications have always been somewhat socially handicapped. The recent trend of emojis merges immediacy with intimacy in such a way that drains context and strips nuance, unlike the conventional written and typed communiqués. Remember the time when everyone was worried that text-speak was killing the English language? To my surprise, at one point high school examiners in some of the places even started allowing students to write essays with the shortened words as they were afraid that the students couldn’t spell. And now...
People living in today’s Information Age can hardly imagine a world without computers. Computers are pervasive and have touched almost every arena of human life. But if you look back about 70 years ago, when things were just getting started, a different world existed. The fabulous 40s had just popped the champagne over its first digital computer “Model K”, invented by George Stibitz. It was a relay based calculator that calculated using binary addition. The room-sized pre-computer shown in Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest flick The Im...