About the Book
With examples principally from North America, the authors review the impact of new technologies from the perspective of two individuals who have lived during this time of immense change.
Starting with the introduction of electricity and the rise of radio and TV, the book moves on to personal computers, the Internet, World Wide Web, streaming audio and video, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
The authors, Gene and Marion Wilburn, are retired information specialists whose careers included managing IT projects, and establishing websites for their institutions. Both authors have written extensively and taught courses on information technology. Shift Happens reflects their personal experiences with the technologies of our era.
Marion Turner Wilburn is a retired Canadian educator. While a Professor at the School of Computing and Information Management, Sheridan College, Ontario, she pioneered the use of computers in education by leading the development of Sheridan’s first web presence and developing and delivering the first online distance education course. Her publications include several articles and course workbooks. With a life-long passion for family and social history, Marion is deeply involved in traditional and genetic genealogy research. Marion maintains a website at [marionwilburn.com](http://marionwilburn.com).