What is an IT Revolution?


1) “Revolution” is a relative term: writing took 5 millennia to spread across Europe, while personal computers took 5 years.


2) Social revolutions and technological revolutions are rarely separate.

a. Social turbulence can help create an information revolution.

b. Information revolution can help create social turbulence.


3) New IT often requires enabling technologies to exist.


4) The mere presence of new IT does not guarantee success: IT can fail as easily from social causes as from technical causes.