Information and its communication are the currency
of the new economy. Armed with information and the ability to control and
communicate it, governments, industry and the lay citizen can affect the world.
Information is an equalizer politically and economically. And what one doesnít
know can be harmful, especially in relation to health care. The general
technological shift away from the analog world to the digital realm is nowhere
more apparent than this website itself that has captured and displayed
historical accomplishments digitally as virtual text and images. Organization,
storage, retrieval and communication of information are critical functions of
any organization; indeed, organisms themselves, including the human body, depend
on the codes embedded in DNA for their function and future.
Ohioans have made their marks in information and communication technologies and
systems whether itís the home delivery of mail, the selection of a book at the
local community library, the pricing of goods at the supermarket, the control of
manufacturing processes and equipment or the instantaneous, worldwide sharing of
information on the internet.